Apply for SNAP Benefits

The Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP), formerly called the Food Stamp program, is a government program that aids low-income individuals and families by helping them purchase food with a government issued EBT card.

For those who qualify, the EBT card is regularly loaded with cash and can be used at convenience stores, supermarkets, farmer's markets, and other food retailers.


To determine eligibility, your local state office will require you to submit an application. Questions on the application relate to the following criteria:

  • The number of people in your house
  • Your assets
  • Your gross monthly income
  • Your household expenses

If you are struggling financially, there is a good chance you and your family will qualify.


To apply for SNAP benefits, begin by contacting your local SNAP agency. Each state has a different application so it's important to complete the right one. Below are the states that have online applications. If you do not see your state listed, you will need to call your local office. Additionally, you can call your local office with any questions.

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