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Applying for food stamps, why are they asking for alien number?

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My husband(from UK) and I got approved in December for his green card. I recently just received a massive pay cut (thankfully after being approved..) and my boss is not really giving me hours anymore. All in all, we're facing some pretty hard financial times especially since he is still unable to find a job hiring. Due to this, I applied for food stamps on my behalf; it asked for the total people in the house so I did have to list him, but I put him as "no" on receiving benefits since I realize that would be very bad.

However, I just received mail stating it wants his alien status (Passport/immigration documents/entry date/SSN) etc. Why on earth would they need these if he's not going to be receiving benefits in the first place? I'm now very scared that this could somehow effect his green card. I'm having a hard time with the amount of hours my boss has given me so food stamps would be a great help at the moment, but I can't risk his immigration on it.. Has anyone experienced this before? Is it okay to provide the information without altering our long journey to get him here?

Thank you for your time and responses in advance. :)

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Hi there

They use all the information you provide to determine your qualifications for food stamp.

I understand why you don't wanna have his record on it but they have to have it.

You can also look at food banks or pantries,they would be easy on you.

Good luck

May God Bless Us All In This New World.We All Have Come From Afar And We Need The Lord's Guidance For Success.

NB:I am not an Immigration Attorney, All i say here is based on my personal experiences through K-1 visa process and CR1/IR1 visa process.

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