Where Can You Redeem MyFlorida ACCESS Food Stamps?


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MyFlorida ACCESS food stamps, also called Florida Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits can be redeemed at any Florida retail store that has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Florida Department of Children and Families administers the Florida SNAP program, which offers help to eligible low-income households.

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Florida SNAP benefits, formerly known as the Florida Food Stamp Program, are offered as part of the federal SNAP Program, administered by the USDA.

SNAP benefits recipients can purchase food from any participating retailer using an Electronic Benefits Transfer card. Benefits are transfered to the EBT card automatically each month. Products such as health and hygiene items, vitamins, pet foods, pre-prepared hot foods and tobacco cannot be purchased using an EBT card. Cash may not be given in exchange for items not purchased or unused products.

The benefit amount that each family receives varies according to household size, income and additional economic factors. Individuals may apply for services by visiting the ACCESS Florida website or a participating ACCESS Florida application center. A list of application centers can be found on the Florida Department of Children and Families website. Proof of identification, residency and citizenship status, and income must be provided to determine eligibility for services.

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