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SNAP Information

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly food stamps, is a federal program that affords qualifying individuals the ability to purchase food using a Benefit Security Card.  The program provides nutrition for those who have a need.

How to Determine Eligibility

To determine if you may be eligible to receive SNAP benefits, please visit or call our office for eligibility information. To use the internet prescreening tool, click the link below.  Please be advised that clicking the Online Screening Tool link will leave our website and forward you to the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Website.

Online Screening Tool

How to Make Application

If you would like to apply for SNAP benefits, please visit your local Department of Human Services (DHS) office. Upon receipt of your application, the DHS office will mail you an appointment time. You must attend this appointment and bring all requested documentation to the appointment. Failure to do so, will delay the application process.

For more information regarding SNAP Benefits, please visit our Publications Database  and click on Benefits.

What to Carry With You to the Interview

According to a USDA publication, there are items that you will need to gather together to prepare for your interview with your SNAP Eligibility Worker.  The items that will be needed include:  information to prove your identity (birth certificate, driver's licenses, work/school identification card, or voter registration card), proof of where you live (utility bill, rental agreement, or mortgage statement with your address on it), proof of citizenship or immigration/naturalization papers if you were born outside of United States, medical expense deductions (billing statements, itemized medical receipts like prescription drugs, Medicare card indicating Part "B" coverage, or a repayment agreement with your physician), proof of earned income (pay stubs, statement from employer as to gross wages, income tax forms, or self-employment bookkeeping records), and proof of unearned income (bank statements showing direct deposit or an agency letter showing money received, like Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Veterans Affairs benefits (VA), child support, alimony, unemployment, and retirement).

Anti-Discrimination Statement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish). Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.