The food stamp people need me to provide proof that the junk yard paid me $159 for my old car AND receipts that show how I spent that money. Because apparently if I have all that extra cash on hand, it affects the amount of food stamps I receive. Can't have people with that much money just collecting $16 a month in unneeded food stamps, you know.
You see, once a year I basically have to reapply to proof I am still eligible. That's what I did this morning. In my county, that means
turning in a ton of paperwork (copy of my lease, bank statement, last
year's tax return, receipts from all medical bills including my service
dog's expenses, a prescription for my service dog, etc). That has to be
done at least a week before the reapplication interview. The interview
is done over the phone and took a full hour this morning. During which I
was informed I have 10 days to provide them with a copy of the $159
check and receipts to show what I spent the money on.
No, it doesn't make sense. I have mostly stopped asking for the government benefit system to make sense. I just said OK. Because it's not like that $159 is going to stick around long.