FOOD STAMPS PROGRAM - SNAP INFORMATION

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The food stamps program or SNAP is a federal program that provides assistance to individuals and families who need help getting by month by month in America.

If approved, you'll receive an electronic card (like a bank card) that you use to buy nutritious food. The SNAP card is accepted by most grocery stores.

ELIGIBLE FOOD

  • Cereals, bread, bakery cakes
  • Dairy products
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meats, poultry and fish
  • Plants or seeds that produce food to eat
  • Soft drinks, candy, cookies, snack crackers, ice cream

NON ELIGIBLE FOOD

  • Alcohol (Beer, wine, whiskey, liquor)
  • Cigarettes or tobacco
  • Food that will be eaten in the store
  • Hot foods
  • Pet food
  • Live animals
  • Vitamins and medicines
  • Non food products (Soaps and paper products, Household supplies)

FOOD STAMPS ELIGIBILITY

In order to be eligible for SNAP Benefits:

Applicant must meet the criteria set by the USDA SNAP Eligibility Requirements.

Provide all the required documentation

Assets such as bank accounts should not exceed $2000. Or $3000 if the home has an elderly or disabled occupant.

Adults who are residing in the current household must meet the program’s work requirements

Personal vehicle, personal property or personal real estate may not disqualify a family from receiving these benefits

Households gross monthly income must be at or below 130% of the Federal poverty guidelines to qualify for the food stamps program. Net monthly income should be 100% or less, after allowable deductions.

  1. Household size: 1 - Gross monthly income: $1,180 (130% of poverty) - Net monthly income: $ 908 (100% of poverty)
  2. Household size: 2 - Gross monthly income: $1,594 (130% of poverty) - Net monthly income: $1,226 (100% of poverty)
  3. Household size: 3 - Gross monthly income: $2,008 (130% of poverty) - Net monthly income: $1,545 (100% of poverty)
  4. Household size: 4 - Gross monthly income: $2,422 (130% of poverty) - Net monthly income: $1,863 (100% of poverty)
  5. Household size: 5 - Gross monthly income: $2,836 (130% of poverty) - Net monthly income: $2,181 (100% of poverty)
  6. Household size: 6 - Gross monthly income: $3,249 (130% of poverty) - Net monthly income: $2,500 (100% of poverty)
  7. Household size: 7 - Gross monthly income: $3,663 (130% of poverty) - Net monthly income: $2,818 (100% of poverty)
  8. Household size: 8 - Gross monthly income: $4,077 (130% of poverty) - Net monthly income: $3,136 (100% of poverty)

EXAMPLES OF INCOME COUNTED BY THE SNAP PROGRAM

  • Alimony payments
  • Child support payments
  • Dividends
  • Fellowships and veterans’ educational benefits
  • Gross income from employment
  • Interest and similar payments
  • Old age, survivor’s or strike benefits
  • Pensions
  • Public assistance payments
  • Retirement or disability benefits
  • Unemployment compensation
  • Veterans benefits
  • Workers compensation

APPLY FOR FOOD STAMPS PROGRAM - OFFICES CONTACT

Alabama - Phone: 334-242-1700

Alaska - Phone: 907-465-3347

Arizona - Phone: 1-800-352-8401

Arkansas - Phone: 1-800-482-8988 501-682-8269

California - Phone: 877-847-FOOD (3663)

Colorado - Phone: 1-800-536-5298

Connecticut - Phone: 1-800-842-1508

Delaware - Phone: 800-464-4357302-255-9500

District of Columbia - Phone: 202-724-5506

Florida - Phone: 1-866-762-2237

Georgia - Phone: 1-800-869-1150 (outside metro area) 404-657-9358 (inside metro area)

Hawaii - Phone: 808-643-1643

Idaho 211 or Phone: 1-800-926-2588

Illinois - Phone: 1 800-843-6154 TTY: - Phone: 1-800-447-6404

Indiana - Phone: 1-800-622-4932 - Phone: 1-888-403-0864

Kansas - Phone: 1-888-369-4777

Kentucky - Phone: 1-800-372-2973

Louisiana - Phone: 1-888-524-3578

Maine - Phone: 1-800-442-6003

Maryland - Phone: 1-800-332-6347 - 410-767-7327

Massachusetts - Phone: 1-866-950-3663

Michigan - Phone: 1-855-275-6424

Minnesota - Phone: 1-888-711-1151

Mississippi - Phone: 1-800-948-3050

Missouri - Phone: 1-800-392-1261

Montana - Phone: 1-800-332-2272

Nebraska - Phone: 1-800-383-4278

Nevada - Phone: 1-800-992-0900 or 775-684-0615 (ext. 40500)

New Hampshire - Phone: 1-800-852-3345 (ext. 4238) 603-271-6941 local - Phone: 1-800-852-3345 ext. 6941

New Jersey - Phone: 1-800-687-9512609-588-2405

New Mexico - Phone: 1-888-473-3676 505-827-7783

New York - Phone: 1-800-342-3009 Upstate - Phone: 1-877-472-8411 NYC only

North Carolina - Phone: 1-800-662-7030

North Dakota - Phone: 1 800-755-2716

Ohio - Phone: 1-866-244-0071

Oklahoma - Phone: 405-521-3444 - 405-525-4850

Oregon 211 or - Phone: 1-800-723-3638

Pennsylvania - Phone: 1-800-692-7462 TDD - Phone: 1-800-451-5886

Rhode Island - Phone: 401-462-5300

South Carolina - Phone: 1-800-768-5700

South Dakota - Phone: 1-877-999-5612

Tennessee - Phone: 1-866-311-4287

Texas 211 or Phone: 512-973-9203 option 21-877-787-8999

Utah - Phone: 1-866-526-3663

Vermont - Phone: 1-800-479-6151

Virginia - Phone: 1-800-552-3431 or 804-692-2198

Washington - Phone: 1-877-501-2233

West Virginia - Phone: 1-800-642-8589

Wisconsin - Phone: 1-800-362-3002

Wyoming - Phone: 1-800-457-3659

TERRITORIES

Guam - Phone: 671-735-7245

Puerto Rico - Phone: 877-991-01011-787-724-7373

Virgin Islands - Phone: 1-340-774-2399

DOCUMENTS NECESSARY FOR THE FOOD STAMPS PROGRAM

  • Social Security number for each person in the household.
  • Proof of identification: driver’s license, passport, Social Security card, etc.
  • Proof of Income: check stubs and/or income tax return
  • Proof of Resources: most recent bank statement, car registration
  • Proof that you live in the County: utility bills, copy of lease, driver’s license, etc.
  • Proof of Rent or Mortgage Expenses: Lease agreement or mortgage payment, bank statement or canceled checks
  • Proof of Medical Expenses: If over 60 years old or receiving certain disability payments, bring copies of bills
  • Proof of Utility Expenses.
  • Proof of status, if not born in the United States. (Children of illegal immigrants born in the U.S. may be eligible for SNAP program.

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