Alaska Food Stamp Program

U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) in Food/Nutrition
December 19, 2018

Overview

The Alaska Food Stamp Program provides food benefits to low income households. The Federal government funds 100 percent of the food stamp benefit. The State pays half the costs of operating the Food Stamp Program in Alaska. The Division of Public Assistance issues food stamp benefits via the Alaska Quest card. The amount a household receives each month depends on the household's countable income and size of the household. Eligible households use the food stamp benefits to buy food products from authorized stores statewide.

Administration

Alaska Food Stamp Program is administered by U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Alaska 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 $19,734
2 $26,754
3 $33,774
4 $40,794
5 $47,814
6 $54,834
7 $61,854
8 $68,874

*For households with more than eight people, add $7,020 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

Application Details

To apply for this program, download a copy of the application

Once completed, call your local Public Assistance office to set up a time for an interview. Local office locations can be found at the Public Assistance Offices page. 

Contact:

907-465-3347

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