Many states accept online applications for food stamps. The states that accept online applications and the links for each state website can be found on U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service website. Follow the How to Apply link, then the Applicants and Recipients link.
If a consumer's state does not accept online applications for food stamps, she can contact her local Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program office to obtain an application form. Each state has its own application form. Local office should be listed in the state or local government section of local phone books. The USDA Food and Nutrition Service does not process applications.