Is it possible to renew food stamp benefits online?


Quick Answer

Some states allow you to renew SNAP benefits online, and the policies for online renewal vary between states. The USDA's website contains a list of states that support this process.

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The USDA requires that SNAP recipients pass income and resource tests, and the thresholds vary based on household size. Home equity, SSI, TANF, and most retirement and pension plans are exempt from testing. The USDA also allows certain deductions for dependent care, health care, shelter costs and child support, as well as a portion of a car's fair market value for cars used to travel to work.

The SNAP program requires that able-bodied adults between the ages of 16 and 60 register for work and accept suitable employment when offered.

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