Have you ever noticed that college/university students always get screwed one way or another? Besides the pressures of passing with high grades, parent expectations, the heavy financial burden to pay 20,000+. Not to mention the majority of these students are under the age of 21 and trying to find themselves. There are just too many things in a students head. Eating should not be one of them…………If you were ever a broke college student, you can understand. The Department of Children and Families in Florida has an interesting policy that many do not know. If you are a college student, you are not eligible to get food assistance unless you meet a few requirements. Well today, this one is for you college students. We want to make sure you have all the knowledge you need to be able to make a hard situation a bit bearable.
Today we are going to talk about student college student eligibility. Yes, it sounds boring but stay awake with us just for a moment. These policies might just help you get food when you have nothing in your refrigerator but hot dogs and water, and let’s not forget those famous ramen noodle soups.
To start this is going to be a bit long so I’m going to go ahead and break this down into 3 separate articles. There are 15 total things that can make a college student eligible in this article, however we are going to cover the first 5 here. If you have any questions please ask them. We are here to help you
1. If you are 17 years old or younger. Or if you are 50 years old and over.
2. If you are attending high school: This is where it gets a bit tricky. These schools are 1. High school ( including combined high school/college, adult high school, and GED program). 2. Participating in the on-the-job training program. 3. Attending school less than half-time or enrolled in schools/ training programs which are not institutions of higher education.
3. Physically or mentally unfit: (receiving temporary or permanent disability benefits from the government or private sources.)
4. Obviously physically or mentally unfit: The impairment is so severe that they are unable to work. If it is not obvious they will ask for written or verbal verification from a medical professional.
5. Working 80 hours per month and get paid to do that work: By working it doesn’t just mean you have a job. It also means self-employment.
This is part 1 of the article. Part 2 will be coming soon.