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Alabama Food Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits

Program Description

The Food Assistance Division administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Alabama. The Food Assistance Program's purpose is to end hunger and improve nutrition by providing monthly benefits to eligible low income households to help them buy the food they need for good health. The eligibility rules and benefit amounts, based on income and household size, are determined by regulations issued by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Alabama.

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

Applications must be filed in the county where you live or online. You may fax, mail, or bring the signed application to your County Department of Human Resources (DHR) office for processing.

To apply for food assistance benefits online, please visit Before you can complete the application, you must first register for an account. Your completed application will be sent to the DHR office in the county where you live.

Alabama Elderly Simplified Application Project:
If everyone in your household is age 60 or older, and no one is working, you can apply for benefits through the Alabama Elderly Simplified Application Project (AESAP). For more information about AESAP, or to request an AESAP application, call 1-800-438-2958 or visit:

To find your nearest office, visit:

For a copy of the application, visit:

To apply online, visit

Program Contact Information

Please visit the Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) website to learn more about Food Assistance:
Postal mail should be addressed to:
To reach the Food Assistance Division please call: 334-242-1700
To contact the Alabama Food Assistance Voice Response System please call in Montgomery: 334-242-0143
If you are outside Montgomery, please call: 1-800-382-0499