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Iowa Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits

Program Description

The Food Assistance program is intended to promote the general welfare of low income families by raising their levels of nutrition to avoid hunger and malnutrition.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Iowa and fall into one of two groups: (1) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001, or (2) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $3,001 who share their household with a person or persons age 60 and over, or with a person with a disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself).

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $15,301
2 $20,709
3 $26,117
4 $31,525
5 $36,933
6 $42,341
7 $47,749
8 $53,157

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To apply online, go to:

Print an application here:

Program Contact Information

For more information, visit:
Any county Department of Human Services (DHS) office can answer questions about the programs and services described here. You can also get an application form from any county DHS office. Click on the link below to find the location of the county DHS office nearest you:
You may also contact the Department's Field Office Support Unit by calling: 515-281-6899
Or: 1-800-972-2017