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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 25, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa List Food Stamp Rights By Sylvia Porter NKW YORK — A < (intinning flow of mail asking tough questions about food stamps has come to my office sinc e my columns of late* September reporting on who is and who is not eligible for this important Sylvia Porter bene fit program. Obviously I touched an area of vital concern — and understandably, since only 14 million or a mere 33 percent of the estimated 43 million eligible for the- stamps are getting them. A sampling: "Kan I, a college student, get food stamps, even if my parents are not eligible for the program and they claim me as a dependent on their income tax?" A. Yes — although new regulations may change this ‘‘(an people on strike get food stamps'*" A Yes "Do I have have to be a I. S. eiti/en to be eligible?" A. No. "The food stamp office terminated my participation in the program without giving me any noticr. Can they do this?" A The food stamp office is almost always required to give you at least IO days’ notice if it intends to terminate your participation in the program or change your status by. say, hiking the amounts vou must pay for the stamps. You also have the legal right to demand that the food stamp office decide within 30 days of the day you applied whether or not you arc* eligible for stamps You have basic rights under this program of which you must be aware — if you are thinking about applying for food stamps. Here are answers to other questions you sent me: ‘‘Do I have to register for work if I am unemployed and receiving food stamps?" A. Yes. Able-bodied, unemployed family members between the ages of 18 and H5 must register for work and accept a suitable job if one comes along You do not have to register, though, if you already are working 30 or more hours a week. "What about mothers taking carr of small childrea under age 18? Do we have to take jobs*" A. No. Nor must students take jobs, so long as the* students are enrolled in school or a training program at least half time. “I m in a full-time drug treatment and rehabilitation program. How can I take a job?" A. You don t have to register for wink under these circumstances aand this also goes for those in alcohol treatment programs ‘ \ condition for getting a job I was offered was that I do not join the union there Must I accept the job'*" A You may not be forced to take a job under the se circumstances nor may your food stamps benefits Im* legally c ut off if you fail to take* such a job To insure these* rights, though. you must request a ‘fair hearing" within IO days if you arc* told to accept a certain questionable job or give up the stamps You have a right to examine* any documents to Im* used at the* hearing, to bring witnesses, to have a lawyer represent you. to question any witness testifying against you and to a final decision, in writ mg, within WI clappe of the* dale you request the hearing "I was offered a Jab where the empires were in (he mid die af a strike Must I accept lusband refused ta take at (he faad stamp allice should take and we last I stamps " an uiiciiiplovetl able family member does Ile entire family or •Id may bise benefits ,1 job to Im* suitable, it V al least fbi* federal et tit it mini wage* Killi ions WOMEN’S ALL-OCCASION DRESSES NOW LESS MISSES WASHABLE TURTLENECKS REGULARLY 18.00 TO 80.00 • I AND 2 PIECE STYLES • SOME LONG DRESSES • A FEW PANT SUITS • BROKEN SIZES Excellent values for women of all ages! Dresses for most any season and any oc caston. Dark or bright color selection. Shop early for best buys. Broken sizes. JUNIOR MISSES AND HALF SIZES REGULARLY 12.00 The topper that does it all for any fashion conscious gal! A top to wear with, under or alone. A real wardrobe stretcher. These sweaters are washable, too. Sizes available are small to large. • BLACK • BROWN • CAMEL • RED • NAVY Cedar Rapids: Downtown Second Floor and Lindale Ptaia Iowa City: Mall Shopping Center on Six at Sycamore MANY ONE OF A KIND STYLES YOUNG JUNIOR GIRLS’ KNIT TOPS 4.99 ~5.99 SHOP EARLY FOR BEST SELECTIONS Cedar Rapids: Downtown Second Floor and Lindale Plaza Iowa City: Mall Shopping Center on Six ot Sycamore AND REGULARLY 8.00 TO 12.00 JUNIOR MISS PLUSH WRAP COATS 69.90 REGULARLY 86.00 The classic coat that is always so fashion right! Wrap coat comes in camel plush. The basic color to build around Fine detailing and elegant styling for lunior sizes 5 to 13 JUNIOR MISS FASHION JEANS 8.90 REGULARLY TO 16.00 Our best selling leans in blue denim or any number of fashionable shades. Gather up a closet full af this low price! Junior sized leans for gals on the go and who know how to have fun!! Jeans sizes 5 to 13. Cedar Rapids: Downtown Second Floor and Lindale Plata Iowa City: Moll Shopping Conter on Six at Sycamore FAMOUS NAME YOUNG JUNIOR PANTS 7.99 REGULARLY 8.00 TO I 2.00 An excellent selection of short and long sleeved knit tops (small to large) to .team with assorted tailored slacks. 3 to ll. Cedar Rapids: Downtown Third Floor and Lindale Plaza Iowa City: Moll Shopping Cantor on Six at Sycamore Clearance Sale of WOMEN’S FASHION BOOTS REGULARLY 17.00 TO 19.00 Choice of two or three different styles in black, brown or white Boots available in patent and suede fashion fabrics All sales final. Broken sizes (but most all sizes represented) 5 IO Cedar Rapids: Downstairs Rodgot Store ond Lindolo Plaza lo wo City: Mail Shopping Cantor on Six at Sycamore ;

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