Once a case has been closed, a person must reapply for food stamps by using an online application tool provided by the state of residence or by filing an application at the local office. As of 2015, most states provide tools that allow people to reapply for food stamps online.
To reapply for food stamps, visit the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service website, and review the information provided. Navigate around the website using the menu located on the left-hand side of the page. Use the information and tools to help determine if you meet eligibility requirements and whether or not online re-application is available.
Once the application has been filed, a face-to-face interview is often necessary. If it is impossible for the applicant to attend, a representative can often be sent as a stand-in with written consent from the applicant. During the interview, proof of eligibility may be requested. This can include pay check stubs, bank statements and social security cards of all household members.
If the applicant has education or child care expenses she is responsible for, documented proof may also be requested at the interview. This documentation may be requested during the reapplication process even if the applicant has already presented it in the past.