SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used like the cash to purchase food at authorized retail food stores. Eligibility and benefit levels are based on household size, income, assets, and other factors.
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Identity - Birth certificate, driver's license, or other proof of your identity
Social Security Numbers - For all eligible household members, including children
Residence - Rent receipt or lease agreement
- If you own your home, bring proof of your mortgage, taxes, and insurance
- If you live with an another individual or family, or you rent a room from
someone and you do not purchase and prepare food with this person, you
need to get a written statement of your expenses from them.
Alien Status - If you or someone in your household is a non-U.S. citizen you will need an alien registration card or proof that INS knows you are living in the U.S.
Earned Income - Pay stubs or a written statement from your employer showing week-by-week gross income, your self-employment records
Unearned Income - Most recent copy of Social Security check or copy of award letter; Unemployment Insurance Benefits, Worker's Compensation, Pension, Veterans Benefits, Child Support, Alimony, or other income
Child Care Expenses - A canceled check or copy of a money order paid to your child care provider or a written statement from your child care provider
Medical Expenses - Bring canceled checks or receipts from medical bill payments to a medical vendor or insurance premiums.
The amount of benefits the household gets is called an allotment and is based on the Thrifty Food Plan. The TFP is based on National Academy of Sciences' Recommended Dietary Allowances on food choices of low-income households and it changes yearly. The amount of your SNAP allotment will depend upon the number and ages of people in your household and the amount of income in your household. Households have to meet income tests unless all members are receiving TA, SSI, or Safety Net.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SNAP
(INCLUDING WHAT YOU CAN AND CANNOT BUY)