A local welfare office distributing benefits for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, typically referred to as SNAP, requires documents to validate identity, address and income, both earned and unearned. In cases where immigration is an issue, it may be necessary to produce immigration and naturalization documents.Continue Reading
Various state welfare offices may differ in the exact documents required for SNAP eligibility. Documents that are usually accepted as proof of identification are a state-issued driver's license, birth certificate, work ID, voter registration or documents related to school or health benefits enrollment. Residency documentation may include mail received at a current address, receipts for rent payments, utility bills or cards with an address, such as a library or voter registration card.
It is important to bring documents supporting proof of earned income, such as a pay stub or statement of payment from an employer. Proof of income is also possible with a W-2 tax form, income tax forms or accounting records detailing earnings from self-employment. Some offices may also want to see proof of unearned income. This is income that doesn't come from employment. Documents showing unearned income may include bank statements, child support agreements, an award letter for unemployment compensation or another type of benefit. Documents related to social security benefits or property taxes may also be acceptable.Learn more about Social Services
Applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, can be submitted online though the website for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services or at a local office as of 2014. The EBT call center can also assist with completing an application for assistance.Full Answer >
Emergency food stamps are Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits that are received within seven days of an application being submitted. To qualify for emergency food stamps, the applicant must meet one of three criteria proving financial distress.Full Answer >
For households to be eligible for food stamps, also known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP benefits, their incomes and resources must be within federal guidelines. Able-bodied adults must register for work and participate in employment and training. SNAP is open to U.S. citizens and some classifications of noncitizens.Full Answer >
Now called the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP, the food stamp program allows recipients to purchase breads, cereals, fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood, poultry, dairy products and seeds and plants to grow food. SNAP benefits can be used to buy soft drinks, snack foods and frozen desserts. In some areas, restaurants are authorized to accept SNAP benefits to provide low-cost meals for qualified elderly, disabled and homeless people.Full Answer >