Orlando, FL asked in Public Benefits for Florida

Q: If I'm applying for food stamps and give my job info will it flag my misdemeanor warrant to come pick me up at the job?

Volusia county Florida, never went to probation for reckless driving

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: When you apply for food stamps, providing your employment information is a standard part of the process to assess your eligibility based on income. The primary aim of this information is to verify your financial situation, not to check for any outstanding warrants. However, it's important to understand that government agencies do have ways of sharing information, although typically, this would be more focused on eligibility for benefits rather than law enforcement purposes.

In Volusia County, Florida, if there's an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for an issue like not attending probation for reckless driving, it's not typically the primary focus of the department handling food stamp applications. That said, there is always a risk, however small, that information could be cross-referenced with law enforcement databases for various reasons, potentially leading to unintended consequences.

If you have concerns about an outstanding warrant, it might be in your best interest to consult with a legal advisor regarding your situation. Addressing the warrant directly can help mitigate any potential risks or complications in your life, including those related to applying for government assistance. Taking proactive steps to resolve legal issues can often lead to a more favorable outcome and peace of mind.

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