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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits

Program Description

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides benefits to low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) works with state agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits.

General Program Requirements

To be eligible for SNAP most households must meet certain resource and income limits. A household with an elderly or disabled household member need only meet the net income limit.

Visit SNAP's eligibility page to find out more about eligibility requirements and how benefits are computed. To see if you might be eligible for SNAP benefits, you may also use FNS's SNAP pre-screening tool.

Your Next Steps

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

Application Process

Learn if you or someone you know might be eligible for SNAP, through using this list of 10 Steps to Help You Fill Your Grocery Bag Through SNAP.

To see if you might be eligible for SNAP benefits, use SNAP's pre-screening tool.

Program Contact Information

Please visit SNAP's Contact Us page to find many ways to get in touch with your local SNAP office.

You can also find the nearest local office by calling your state's SNAP hotline.