Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), provides nutritional benefits to help needy families so they can purchase healthy meal and strive towards self-sufficiency.
If you are interested in SNAP and want to apply, you must visit your local SNAP office, visit your state agency’s website, or call your state’s toll-free SNAP hotline.
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After you apply for SNAP benefits, you will have 30 days, to complete an eligibility interview and give proof (verification) of the information you provided. The interview is typically completed over the telephone or in-person. The information you need should be provided by your local SNAP office.
In addition, your local SNAP office will process your application and send you a notice telling you whether or not you are eligible for benefits during this 30 days too.
Again, if you are confused about this process, please consult your local SNAP office for them to explain the process to you.
Once you are found eligible, you will be notified. This notice will explain how long you will receive SNAP benefits for. This period is known as your certification period.
*This is not all the information you need about SNAP. Instead it is provided to help you get the process started.
*USDA, Food and Nutrition Service, 2021. SNAP Eligibility, https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/recipient/eligibility.