MamaCheshire (cheshire23) wrote in little_details,

Questions about buying things in mid-to-late 1990s upstate NY

#1: I know that paper foodstamps were at least somewhat still in use. Were there any identification requirements related to their use? Specifically, if someone who didn't look like an adult was using them, would this attract a whole lot of suspicion?

#2: Would it be entirely unreasonable for an unmarried pregnant woman to have her 14-year-old daughter as a proxy for WIC checks?

#3: What would there be in the way of catalogs for relatively inexpensive clothes? JC Penney comes to mind, but what else? What about ordering (again, inexpensive) furniture and housewares?

#4: Would direct deposit for Social Security surviors' benefit checks be available at this point?
Tags: usa: government (misc), ~clothing
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