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Is it unconstitutional to be denied Food Stamps for a drug trafficking conviction.?

Port Richey, FL |

I have a felony conviction 20 years ago for that charge. Received food stamps previously even tho I have always responded honestly to that question. They do not ask about any other crimes like murder tho. Seems unfair to pick out a particular crime and deny food to anyone.Is that even legal?

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No it is not.

Asker

Posted

Why is that the only charge they penalize you for?

Posted

Absolutely not. Congress gets to set the eligibility requirements. As long as its not a race class or gender distinction, or something like that, they make the rules.

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There is no constitutional right to Food Stamps.