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How do you apply for food stamps with MyFlorida?

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Apply for food stamps through the online application portal at the Access Florida website on MyFlorida.com. You have the option of starting a new application or finishing a previously saved application. You can also download an application if you would like to apply by mail.

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When applying for benefits, you need your Social Security number, your date of birth, and information regarding your job, child support and other sources of income. You also need information regarding your assets, such as savings accounts, vehicles, home insurance, life insurance and checking accounts. You also need to provide the amounts that you pay out in housing expenses, such as utilities and rent. You must also provide your health insurance information. Provide proof of your identity and your U.S. citizenship.

The Food Assistance Program provides assistance to individuals and families so they may purchase nutritional foods that help promote good health. If you are a healthy adult between the ages of 18 and 50, and you have no dependent children and you are not pregnant, you are only eligible to receive food assistance benefits for three months in a three-year period if you are not participating in a work or workfare program or if you are not working.

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