New Hampshire Food Stamp Program

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

Overview

The Food Stamp Program is about good nutrition and health. It provides eligible individuals and households with benefits used to purchase food items at grocery stores, supermarkets or other participating food retailers. The Food Stamp Program ensures that all recipients have an opportunity to learn more about purchasing and preparing nutritious meals.

Administration

New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire 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 $15,444
2 $20,826
3 $26,208
4 $31,590
5 $36,972
6 $42,354
7 $47,749
8 $53,157

*For households with more than eight people, add $5,408 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

Application Details

To apply for the Food Stamp Program, visit a New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services District Office. If you are disabled or a senior, or have no transportation, you may apply by mail and do not have to come to our office. You may request an application by calling any District Office. Locations and phone numbers are available by clicking on the following link:
http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dfa/foodstamps/index.htm

For more information, contact Client Services Toll Free at 1-800-852-3345 ext. x4238.

Contact:

1-603-271-9700

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