A State Welfare Office cannot deny you a food card because you have a felony on your record. This is because their aim is also to reduce any chances of crime by giving people food. However, if you still have a questionable character, you will be denied the opportunity since they also offer support to those in criminal convictions within the home. Read http://www.welfareinfo.org/payments/.
When individuals with drug convictions are denied food stamps and cash ... The HIRE network, an acronym for Helping Individuals with criminal records Re-enter through .... If you have paid your debt to siciety then why not.. :)
If it is a drug related felony, yes they can. Although a felon may have served a prison term, the "debt to society" continues for a lifetime. Felons can't vote or qualify for government housing. There is a reason for this. It is supposed to deter crime.