Long story short, I'm helping DD's teacher to apply for Foodstamps. Before I found out what was going on, she had literally gone without food at times this summer She is on about 1/2 salary because her hours are cut in the summer and she literally has no money. She has tried to find a second job, but to no avail. My BFF is a social worker, and she says that if DD's teacher applies now, they only look back for 2 paychecks and she gets to keep that amount of foodstamps for 6 months. Is this accurate? Also, does anyone know what she will need to bring with her to apply? It sounds like her last 2 paystubs at the very least. Does she need last year's tax return or anything else? My friend told me that she can go right to the benefits office and apply/get approved on the spot. I just want to make sure that she has everything with her that she'll need to get approved. I'm telling her today that I'm going to go with her so she'll have moral support when she applies.