The Food Stamp Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) are popular family service programs. Although both programs are federally funded, individual states manage them.
People can submit applications for SNAP and TANF online and in person by visiting a local office. Applicants may need to provide documentation to support claims they made on their applications. Required supporting documents can include recent pay check stubs and current bank statements. Household members may also need to supply copies of their birth certificates and social security cards. Some offices request a tax return for the previous year to ensure applicants meet the eligibility requirements.