How Do You Apply for SNAP Benefits?


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To apply for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service website, and click on the state in which you live. Each state has local SNAP offices with different application forms, states USDA Food and Nutrition Service.

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The USDA's website offers a prescreening tool for users to see if they qualify for benefits. Households are approved if they have $2,250 in countable resources, or $3,250 in countable resources with an elderly or disabled resident, states USDA Food and Nutrition Service. Households must also meet basic income tests for each person living in the house. For example, as of 2015 a single person cannot make over $1,265 per month and receive benefits, while a family of four cannot make over $2,584 per month.

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