More commonly known as SNAP, The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is replacing the antiquated food stamp program to help families purchase healthy food and more toward self-sufficiency. SNAP is the largest program in America helping 9.5 million families with children obtain the nutritious food they need. This program is critical in making sure that no one in America goes hungry.
What is included in the program? SNAP can be used to buy nutritious foods such as fruits and vegetables, breads and cereals, meat and fish and dairy products. SNAP benefits cannot be used to buy any kind of alcohol or tobacco products or any nonfood items like household supplies and vitamins and medicines.
Who is eligible for SNAP?
To be eligible for this benefit program, applicants must live in the state in which they apply and meet certain criteria including resource and income limits. A household with an elderly (over 60) or disabled household member may have a higher bank balance limit.
Additionally, if you are already approved for the benefits listed below you are likely automatically approved to receive SNAP benefits:
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Public or General Assistance
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
How to apply for SNAP benefits:
Each state has its own application process. To apply for benefits, or get additional information about SNAP, contact your local SNAP office and inquire about the application process. Most states will have an online application process.
If you have an injury or illness that prevents you from working a full-time job, you could receive up to $3,148 per month in financial assistance from the Federal Government. To see how much you could qualify to receive, please complete this short 30 second form.