WTLS provides advice and representation with getting or keeping AFDC/Families First, SNAP, SSI, Social Security Disability, unemployment, TennCare, and Medicare.
Our attorneys and advocates provide high-quality legal representation to our clients in the following areas:
SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. SNAP enables low income individuals to purchase healthy food for their family. This benefit helps eligible families to keep more of their available income for living expenses without having to sacrifice providing healthy meals for themselves or/and their family.
Some students are able to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, to help purchase healthy food for their families. You are considered a student if you are enrolled at least half-time in a college, university or vocational technical school.
You can apply for SNAP Benefits for yourself and your children on your own. DHS will look at only your income, the expenses you are responsible for, and your resources, in deciding whether you can get SNAP Benefits. The resources you owned together with someone in your former household will not count. Even if you don’t cook your own meals, you may be able to get SNAP Benefits.
Homeless persons generally don’t have an address, and sometimes this has been a problem when applying for SNAP or other benefits. A fixed address is not necessary! You can get SNAP Benefits, even if you do not have an address.