Originally Answered: Full time college student, any benefits?
It varies somewhat by state, but as a young adult with no disabilities and no dependents, probably not. The fact that you are a full time college student alone would generally disqualify you. In some states, college students who are employed at least 20 hours per week can qualify for SNAP (food stamps), but that's not true everywhere. In general, it's considered that being in college is a voluntary situation and you shouldn't receive benefits if you are capable of working but choose not to (I know, I know...there aren't any jobs. But by being a full time student, you're saying that you're not available to take work as openings occur).
Have you applied for federal student aid (i.e. the FAFSA)? If your parent is very low income, you may qualify for a Pell grant, and you certainly will qualify for a certain amount of student loans. If your eligibility for aid is more than the cost of your school, you will receive a refund that can help pay for your living expenses. If your mom is willing, she can apply for a parent PLUS loan for an amount up to the cost of attendance at your school. This COA includes the school's direct charges, such as tuition and fees, but also indirect costs such as living expenses. You'd have to pay it back, of course, but it could help to pay your expenses while you're in school. The PLUS loan is based on credit, so your mom would have to be approved, but if she is not, you will be able to borrow at a higher level in your own name, so that might help, also. Of course, if you're attending a very low cost school, you're more likely to receive a refund, so if you're attending a high cost school, you may want to think about transferring to one that is closer to your budget.