Food-stamps benefits can be cancelled by contacting the assigned case worker and requesting benefits to be cancelled. Failure to meet the requirements or respond to requests by the state Department of Social Services or a case worker may result in the suspension or cancellation of benefits. When closing a food-stamps account, the beneficiary may be required to provide reasons for requesting the cancellation of benefits.
Changes in income, living situation and other benefits being received must be reported to a case worker immediately. An increase in benefits or income may automatically close a food-stamps account because the recipient no longer qualifies for those benefits. Not using food-stamps benefits for 365 days or more causes the benefits to be returned to the state and the account to be closed. The process by which a food-stamps account is closed, including how long it takes and whether or not the beneficiary is liable to repay some of the benefits received and used, varies by state. The department that issues food stamps may also vary by state. The Department of Social Services, Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Temporary and Disability Assistance or other government agencies may be in charge of the food-stamps programs in a given state.Learn More
The customer service number for Medicaid differs from state to state. Medicaid is not a federally run program but rather a program that is delegated by each state. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services headquarters located in Baltimore, Md., can be reached at 1-877-267-2323, as of 2014.Full Answer >
The official Social Security website is the best way to verify a Social Security number (SSN), states the Social Security Administration. Ways to protect an SSN include refusing to disclose it, offering a driver's license number as an alternative and asking how the recipient plans to store the number, recommends Bankrate.Full Answer >
File for unemployment benefits in Louisiana by meeting the basic criteria, gathering necessary information and starting a claim either by phone or online. Continue receiving benefits while unemployed by requesting payments weekly either by phone or online.Full Answer >
The pros of welfare include raising the voice of the less fortunate, empowerment of the people, provision of food and other services, while the cons include high population growth that can be unsustainable, short-term programs, people who do not want to be part of the programs and the programs being prone to abuse. Welfare programs are set up by the government to help people who cannot meet their basic needs.Full Answer >