Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. The Food and Nutrition Service works with State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits.
The SNAP program is slightly different than the other programs. An individual is first allowed 30 days to get in the necessary information; if more information is needed, the individual is given another 30 days to try and get the information in. Benefits will then be prorated from the day the last verifications are received in the agency.
How will I know if I am eligible for assistance?
All of the benefit programs have specific income and resource limits. If you are under these limits, and have provided all of the requested information, your eligibility worker will notify you by mail as to whether or not you are eligible for assistance.
If you do not provide all of the requested information, your case will be denied for failure to provide information. You may reapply at any time.