Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Food Resource Series: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

What is it?
SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps) is a federal benefit program that puts food on the tables of low-income households. SNAP users use an ACCESS card that works like a debit card and can be used at grocery stores, supermarkets and some farmers markets. SNAP benefits buy food items or seeds and plants to grow your own food.

Do I qualify?
Eligibility is based on monthly income and expenses. Even if you earn more than the eligibility range, you may still qualify! The SNAP program will look at all kinds of factors to determine your eligibility, like whether you have an elderly or disabled person living in your household, your savings account, medical bills, etc.

How do I apply?
You can apply on COMPASS or in-person at your local County Assistance Office.

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