I just applied online for a part-time job with Michael's Crafts. At the end, the application would not let me submit it unless I answered questions for some federal tax credit (which I don't want in the first place). It asked if I receive welfare or food stamps and I checked "unsure" because I didn't feel it was any of their business. I do receive food stamps and do not want employers to know this. I want to know if this is even legal for them to ask. At the signature page, it said that I would be guilty of "perjury" if I didn't tell the truth. I couldn't go back to change my answer, so what kind of "trouble" would I be in if hired?
The application also required my age, and I thought that this was also illegal to ask.