Some State Food Stamp (SNAP) offices now provide an online application to apply for Food Stamp (and other benefits. Please click on the links provided to locate your State application for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(formerly known as Food Stamps) and other state social service benefits.
Some state Food Stamp/Social Service websites may also provide a download application or a requirement to apply at your local Food Stamp – SNAP office. Keep in mind, before you file it is always best to check with your State Food Stamp/Social Service office to determine the best way to apply for benefits.
Typical information needed for food stamp and other benefits:
- Social Security number – If you do not have a number, you need to show proof that you have applied for one.
- Proof of citizenship – A birth certificate is usually enough.
- Proof of identity: You can use a driver’s license, a federal, state or local government, or military ID card.
- Proof of income – You must show your earned and unearned (gross) income. You can show “earned income” with your pay check stubs for the past month. This could also be child support or unemployment compensation benefits. If you are self-employed, you should show a copy ofof your last year’s income tax return.
Households may have $2,000 in countable resources, such as a bank account, or $3250 in countable resources if at least one person is age 60 or older, or is disabled.
When filling out your online application for food stamp (SNAP) Benefits be careful to provide all the required information needed in order for your claim to be speedily processed. A fully completed application form will help to speed the process of your food stamp application.