All continental states except Alaska have the same guidelines for eligibility to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. SNAP provides monthly food benefits to eligible households and was previously calle... More » Government & Politics Social Services

The income requirements for receiving Supplement Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits vary by household size, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For example, a household size of one must not ha... More » Government & Politics Social Services

There is an income limit that determines eligibility for food stamps which is broken down by family size. A family of four must have a gross monthly income of $2,628, as of 2015. If all family members receive TANF or SSI... More » Government & Politics Social Services

The process for checking the status of a food stamp application varies by state, but all local Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program offices can be contacted directly to check the status of an application. Often, the... More »

To check your food stamp balance online, visit the online Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program website for your state, create an account, or log in if you already have an existing account. Provide the required login... More »

Most states offer recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program the ability to check the balances of their accounts online through portals established by the state. To access the card balance, the recipient... More » Government & Politics Social Services

Food stamp benefits administered under the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are the same in the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia. However, the states administer SNAP, and some states hav... More » Government & Politics Social Services