Food Stamps, Cash Assistance

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Question: I applied for food stamps and cash assistance on 11/16/15 and was approved for foodstamps and have already received them. However, the cash assistance is still pending. I understand it can take up to 45 days for them to make a decision but my question is if it is approved will the backdate the cash assistance to the date of application or will it become effective the 1st of the month after approval?

Answer: There is an article on AZLAWHELP called Food Stamps Cash Assistance.  You can read the article at:  http://azlawhelp.org/articles_info.cfm?mc=7&sc=41&articleid=55.  If you have further questions, you may want to contact the nearest DES Office where you applied for answers.

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  • I applied for food stamps and cash assistance on 11/16/15 and was approved for foodstamps and have already received them. However, the cash assistance is still pending. I understand it can take up to 45 days for them to make a decision but my question is if it is approved will the backdate the cash assistance to the date of application or will it become effective the 1st of the month after approval?

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