I'm kinda confused I had cashed my 401k out which was $4k so I wouldn't stress about rent if I didn't get unemployment but I got my first unemployment check a month and a half from the separation from my employer. My social worker said I cannot have more than 2k in my bank account as I need to send her a bank account for my initial intake. . .so I'm figuring with school coming up for my 3 kids I've bought backpacks and shoes and paid up to date bills. . .so will just the initial month I will get nothing but then after I will get Food stamps if my bank account is under 2k in assets? as far as my unemployment checks yes I do qualify for food stamps while getting the unemployment.