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How do you determine the status of an application for food stamps?

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To determine the status of an application for food stamps, contact your caseworker at your local department of human services. You also may check the status of your application online at your local DHS website, providing you reside in a state that offers SNAP application status info online.

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In most states, the caseworker that processes your food stamp application communicates the status of your application for food stamps via snail mail within seven to 10 business days, even if you apply online. If you wish to phone your caseworker, the number to your local human services office is located in the government pages of the telephone book.

To check the status of your application for food stamps online, visit the website of your state's human services office. Each state has its own website, and each website has its own login process. If you live in Texas, for example, you may check the status of an application for food stamps at YourTexasBenefits.com. Application status is under View My Case and Check the Status of Your Case.

In Ohio, you may visit ODJFSBenefits.Ohio.Gov, enter a CAPTCHA, your username and password, and click Login. Unfortunately, every website does not offer online access to any sensitive information regarding open cases.

A complete list of states that offer online access to SNAP applications and potential application status is available at FNS.USDA.gove, as of 2015.

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