Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

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

Overview

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the largest federal nutrition assistance program. SNAP provides benefits to eligible low-income individuals and families via an Electronic Benefits Transfer card.  This card can be used like a debit card to purchase eligible food in authorized retail food stores. 

Administration

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is administered by U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

Program Requirements:

To be eligible for SNAP most households must meet certain resource and income limits. A household with an elderly (over 60) 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.

Application Details

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

You may also visit SNAP’s Application and Local Office Locators page to learn how to apply in your state.  

Contact:

SNAP

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