Maybe state policies differ. In Ill Noise, getting food stamps is about as easy as showing you have a skimpy income, and the max UI level qualifies.
That’s a good deal if one doesn’t have a lot of debt or obligations. Hell, a married couple with no mortgage or rent obligation could do alright on unemployment benefits and food stamps, provided they didn’t spend frivolously.
There is, however, an anti-responsibility aspect. If you saved to be able to get through a bad time, like getting laid off, or for retirement, then you can’t get the food stamps. If you lived foolishly and have no savings, then you can get the food stamps. All the incentives point one toward maximum dependency.