What Are General Eligibility Requirements for Food Stamps?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 11, 2020 2:34:31 AM ET
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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.