Apply for Food Stamps (State-by-State Guide)

Last updated on 9/21/20

The food stamps program (SNAP benefits) is a federal nutrition program. SNAP benefits can help you stretch your food budget if you have a low income. In this post, we will explain in detail everything you need to know to successfully apply for food stamps benefits in your state.

This includes who is eligible for food stamps, the SNAP income limits, and how to determine if you qualify.

In addition, we will provide a complete list of the various ways you can apply for food stamps in your state.

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This post will cover:

  • SNAP (food stamps) Program Explained
  • Who is eligible for food stamps?
  • Food Stamps Income Limit
  • How Much Food Stamps Will I Get?
  • How to Apply for Food Stamps by State

SNAP Program Explained

SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The program, which was known previously as “food stamps,” helps millions of low-income Americans put food on the table.

How Many People are on Food Stamps?

Across the United States, there were close to 43 million individuals and 22 million households receiving SNAP benefits as of April 2020.

The average individual benefit is $182 per month, while the average household benefit is $351 per month as of April 2020.

Food Stamps Eligibility Requirements

"Food Stamps Eligibility Requirements"

Most low-income individuals and families can get SNAP benefits. To see if you qualify for food stamps, see the eligibility requirements below:

There are some basic rules for the SNAP program and a list of verifications you may need to provide to your local county office to determine your eligibility:

Identity – The identity of the person applying must be verified for the food stamps application.

Some examples of proof of identity include government-issued identification card or driver’s license, work or school ID, voter registration card, or birth certificate.

Citizenship Status – U.S. citizens and some non-citizens are eligible for SNAP benefits.

Even if some members of the household are not eligible, household members who are eligible may still be able to get SNAP benefits.

Social Security Numbers – Everyone in the household that is applying for benefits should provide their Social Security number or provide proof that they have applied for one.

Work Rules – All individuals who apply for SNAP benefits who do not meet federal exemption criteria must register for work, accept an offer of suitable work, and take part in an Employment First program.

The activities in the Employment First program include workfare, adult basic education, GED preparation, literacy, college, vocational training, vocational rehabilitation, job search classes, and part-time work.

Income – The total household income before any deductions must fall below a certain dollar amount to be eligible for SNAP benefits.

See the income limits table below to see if your household income meets the requirements:

Food Stamps Income Limit

Under federal rules, to be eligible for benefits a household’s income and resources must meet three tests:

1. Gross Monthly Income Test

Gross income is a household’s income before any SNAP deductions are applied.

Generally, this must be at or below 130 percent of the poverty line.

2. Net Monthly Income Test

Net income for SNAP application is a household’s income after deductions are applied, must be at or below the poverty line.

2020/2021 Food Stamps Income Limit

The table below shows the maximum gross income and net income limits for SNAP applications, by household size.

Household Size Gross monthly income
(130 percent of poverty)
Net monthly income
(100 percent of poverty; test for SNAP households with elderly and disabled members)
1 $1,383 $1,064
2 $1,868 $1,437
3 $2,353 $1,810
4 $2,839 $2,184
5 $3,324 $2,557
6 $3,809 $2,930
7 $4,295 $3,304
8 $4,780 $3,677
Each additional member (+486) (+374)

Exceptions to Income Limits

To be eligible for food stamps, a household’s monthly income must be within the above amounts for its size.

However, there are exceptions to the income limits for the following:

  • Households with an elderly (age 60 or over) or disabled person do not have to meet gross income guidelines.
  • If everyone gets SSI or FIP, the household does not have to meet the gross or net monthly income guidelines.
  • Some households that do not meet the above income guidelines might be eligible if monthly income is not more than the amount below (160% of the federal poverty level).

What are the allowable deductions?

To arrive at your net income, you have to take out allowable deductions from your Gross Income. Here are the deductions that are allowable:

  • 20 percent of earned income;
  • A standard deduction of $167 or more;
  • Medical expenses over $35 a month for
    elderly (age 60 or over) or disabled persons;
  • Certain dependent-care costs when needed
    for training, education, or work;
  • Legally owed child support; and
  • A percentage of shelter costs.

For help in calculating your income to see if you qualify for SNAP benefits, see our SNAP income limits post for details.

3. Assets Test

A household’s Assets must fall below certain limits to be eligible for SNAP benefits.

For households without a member who is elderly or has a disability, the assets limit is 2,250 or less.

However, households with an elderly or have a member with a disability must have assets of $3,500 or less.

How Much Food Stamps Will I Get?

The total amount of food stamps benefits your household gets each month is based on your income and number of people in your household.

The federal government expects SNAP households to spend about 30 percent of their own resources on food.

Therefore to determine how much in food stamps you will receive if you apply, you have to multiply your household’s net monthly income by 0.3.

After that, subtract the result from the maximum monthly allotment for your household size using the table below

Note: The total amount of SNAP benefits your household gets each month is called an allotment.

Here are the Food Stamps Maximum Monthly Allotment Based on Household Size and the average benefit received per household.

Household Size Maximum Monthly Benefit Estimated Average Monthly Benefit
1 $204 138
2 $374 260
3 $535 401
4 $680 477
5 $807 560
6 $969 673
7 $1,071 656
8 $1,224 927
Each additional member (+153)

Who can apply for food stamps?

The following can apply:

  • The head of the household
  • The spouse of the head of household
  • Any other responsible household member
  • A designated authorized representative (can be a friend, relative, neighbor, or anyone else the applicant trusts to go food shopping and use their SNAP benefits)

How to Apply for Food Stamps

"How to apply for food stamps online by state"

There are several options available to you to apply for food stamps in your state. We have provided all the options for each state below.

You can apply for SNAP via the following ways:

Online

Almost all states provide an option for you to apply for food stamps online. Applying online is the easiest option for getting your benefits faster.

In-person

File an application at your county assistance office. You can download the application and fill it in and bring it with you.

By Phone

Some states allow you to apply for food stamps over the phone.

Print and Mail in Application

Most states have downloadable versions of the food stamps application, which you can print, complete, and mail it in.

If you need help completing the application form or need more information about SNAP benefits in your state, visit or call your county assistance office staff can help.

Food Stamps Application by State

Here’s how to apply for food stamps in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

For each state, you will see a list of the various ways you can apply for SNAP benefits.

Find your state below for more information.

How to Apply for Alabama Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Alabama.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the Alabama MyDHR account (as shown in the image below). If you have an account, you can log in or create your MyDHR Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DHR Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Alabama Department of Human Resources office near you. Click here to locate a DHR office.

Option 3 – Download Alabama Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DHR office or submit it in person.

Call your county DHR office if one of these methods will not work for you. Click here to locate a DHR office.

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How to Apply for Alaska Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Alaska.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through my.alaska.gov account (as shown in the image below). If you have an account, you can log in or create your my.alaska.gov account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DPA Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Alaska Division of Public Assistance (DPA) office near you. Click here to locate a DPA office.

Option 3 – Download Alaska Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DPA office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Arizona Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Arizona.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the Arizona Health-e-Arizona Plus account (as shown in the image below). If you have an account, you can log in or create your Health-e-Arizona Plus Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DES Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) office near you. Click here to locate a DES office.

Option 3 – Download Arizona Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DES office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Arkansas Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Arkansas.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the Arkansas ACCESS account (as shown in the image below). If you have an account, you can log in or create your ACCESS Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DHS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) office near you. Click here to locate a DHS office.

Option 3 – Download Arkansas Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DHS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for California Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in California.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the California getcalfresh.org account (as shown in the image below).

If you have an account, you can log in or create your getcalfresh.org account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at CDSS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) office near you. Click here to locate a CDSS office.

Option 3 – Download California Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county CDSS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Colorado Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Colorado.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the Colorado PEAK account (as shown in the image below). If you have an account, you can log in or create your PEAK Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at CDHS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Colorado Department of Human Resources (CDHS) office near you. Click here to locate a CDHS office.

Option 3 – Download Colorado Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county CDHS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Connecticut Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Connecticut.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the connect.ct.gov account (as shown in the image below). If you have an account, you can log in or create your connect.ct.gov account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DSS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Connecticut Department of Social Services (CT DSS) office near you. Click here to locate a CT DSS office.

Option 3 – Download Connecticut Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county CT DSS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Delaware Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Delaware.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the Delaware ASSIST account (as shown in the image below). If you have an account, you can log in or create your ASSIST Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DHSS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS) office near you. Click here to locate a DHSS office.

Option 3 – Download Delaware Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DHSS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Florida Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Florida.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the Florida ACCESS account (as shown in the image below). If you have an account, you can log in or create your MyACCESS Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DCF Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) office near you. Click here to locate a DCF office.

Option 3 – Download Florida Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it and mail it to your county DCF office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Georgia Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Georgia.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the Georgia Gateway account (as shown in the image below). If you have an account, you can log in or create your Gateway Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DFCS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) office near you. Click here to locate a DFCS office.

Option 3 – Download Georgia Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it and mail it to your county DFCS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Hawaii Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Hawaii.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the Public Assistance Information System (PAIS) – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your PAIS System Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DHS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHS) office near you. Click here to locate a DHS office.

Option 3 – Download Hawaii Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DHS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Idaho Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Idaho.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the Idalink Idaho portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your Idalink Idaho Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DHW Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare (DHW) office near you. Click here to locate a DHW office.

Option 3 – Download Idaho Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DHW office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Illinois Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Illinois.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the ABE Illinois account (as shown in the image below). If you have an account, you can log in or create your ABE Illinois Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DHS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Illinois Department of Human Services office near you. Click here to locate a DHS office.

Option 3 – Download Illinois Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DHS office or submit it in person.

Call your county DHS office if one of these methods will not work for you. Click here to locate a DHS office.

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How to Apply for Indiana Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Indiana.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the Indiana FSSA Benefits Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your Indiana FSSA Benefits Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at FSSA Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) office near you. Click here to locate an FSSA office.

Option 3 – Download Indiana Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county FSSA office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Iowa Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Iowa.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the Iowa DHS OASIS portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your Iowa DHS OASIS Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DHS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) office near you. Click here to locate a DHS office.

Option 3 – Download Iowa Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DHS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Kansas Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Kansas.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the DCF Self-Service Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your DCF Self-Service Portal Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DCF Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) office near you. Click here to locate a DCF office.

Option 3 – Download Kansas Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DCF office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Kentucky Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Kentucky.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the Benefind.ky.gov Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your Benefind.ky.gov Portal Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DCBS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) office near you. Click here to locate a DCBS office.

Option 3 – Download Kentucky Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DCBS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Louisiana Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Louisiana.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the Louisiana LA CAFÉ Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your Louisiana LA CAFÉ Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DCFS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) office near you. Click here to locate a DCFS office.

Option 3 – Download Louisiana Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DCFS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Maine Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Maine.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the My Maine Connection Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your My Maine Connection Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DHHS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) office near you. Click here to locate a DHHS office.

Option 3 – Download Maine Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DHHS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Maryland Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Maryland.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the MyDHR Maryland Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your MyDHR Maryland Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DHS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) office near you. Click here to locate a DHS office.

Option 3 – Download Maryland Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DHS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Massachusetts Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Massachusetts.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the Massachusetts DTA Connect Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your Massachusetts DTA Connect Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DTA Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) office near you. Click here to locate a DTA office.

Option 3 – Download Massachusetts Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DTA office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Michigan Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Michigan.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the MI Bridges Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your MI Bridges Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at MDHHS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) office near you. Click here to locate an MDHHS office.

Option 3 – Download Michigan Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county MDHHS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Minnesota Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Minnesota.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the DHS ApplyMN Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your DHS ApplyMN Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DHS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) office near you. Click here to locate a DHS office.

Option 3 – Download Minnesota Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DHS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Mississippi Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Mississippi.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the MyMDHS Mississippi Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your MyMDHS Mississippi Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at MDHS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Mississippi Department of Human Service (MDHS) office near you. Click here to locate an MDHS office.

Option 3 – Download Mississippi Food Stamps Application

Call MDHS at 1-800-948-3050 to have an application mailed to you. Complete it and mail it to your county MDHS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Missouri Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Missouri.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the Mydss.mo.gov Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your Mydss.mo.gov account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DSS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) office near you. Click here to locate a DSS office.

Option 3 – Download Missouri Food Stamps Application

Call DSS at 1-855-373-4636 to have an application mailed to you. Complete it and mail it to your county DSS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Montana Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Montana.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the ePass Montana Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your ePass Montana account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DPHHS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) office near you. Click here to locate a DPHHS office.

Option 3 – Download Montana Food Stamps Application

Call DPHHS at 1-888-706-1535 to have an application mailed to you. Complete it and mail it to your county DPHHS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Nebraska Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Nebraska.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the ACCESSNebraska Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your ACCESSNebraska Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DHHS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) office near you. Click here to locate a DHHS office.

Option 3 – Download Nebraska Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DHHS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Nevada Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Nevada.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the Access Nevada Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your Access Nevada Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DWSS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS) office near you. Click here to locate a DWSS office.

Option 3 – Download Nevada Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DWSS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for New Hampshire Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in New Hampshire.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the DHHS NH EASY Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your DHHS NH EASY Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DHHS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) office near you. Click here to locate a DHHS office.

Option 3 – Download New Hampshire Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DHHS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for New Jersey Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in New Jersey.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the NJOneApp Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your NJOneApp account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DHS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) office near you. Click here to locate a DHS office.

Option 3 – Download New Jersey Food Stamps Application

Call DHS at 1-800-687-9512 to have an application mailed to you. Complete it and mail it to your county DHS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for New Mexico Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in New Mexico.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the YesNM Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your YesNM Portal account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at HSD Office Near You

You can apply in person at the New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) office near you. Click here to locate an HSD office.

Option 3 – Download New Mexico Food Stamps Application

Call HSD at 1-800-283-4465 to have an application mailed to you. Complete it and mail it to your county HSD office or submit it in person.

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New York State has separate food stamps applications: one for New York City and the other for the rest of the state. See below and select appropriately based on where you live.

How to Apply for New York City Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in New York City.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the NYC ACCESS HRA – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create an NYC ACCESS HRA account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at NYC SNAP Office Near You

You can apply in person at the NYC SNAP office near you. Click here to locate an NYC SNAP office.

Option 3 – Download New York City Food Stamps Application

Call NYC Human Resources Administration (NYC HRA) at 718-557-1399 (NYC Only) to have an application mailed to you. Complete it and mail it to your county DHS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for New York State Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in New York State (excluding NYC).

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the Mybenefits.ny.gov Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your Mybenefits.ny.gov account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DSS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the New York Departments of Social Services (DSS) office near you. Click here to locate a DSS office.

Option 3 – Download New York State Food Stamps Application

Call DSS at 1-800-342-3009 (Upstate) to have an application mailed to you. Complete it and mail it to your county DSS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for North Carolina Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in North Carolina.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the North Carolina ePASS  Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your North Carolina ePASS  Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DHHS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) office near you. Click here to locate a DHHS office.

Option 3 – Download North Carolina Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DHHS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for North Dakota Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in North Dakota.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the North Dakota DHS Benefits Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your North Dakota DHS Benefits Portal account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DHS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the North Dakota Department of Human Services (DHS) office near you. Click here to locate a DHS office.

Option 3 – Download North Dakota Food Stamps Application

Call DHS at 1-800-755-2716 to have an application mailed to you. Complete it and mail it to your county DHS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Ohio Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Ohio.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the Benefits.ohio.gov Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your Benefits.ohio.gov account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at JFS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (JFS) office near you. Click here to locate a JFS office.

Option 3 – Download Ohio Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county JFS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Oklahoma Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Oklahoma.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the Oklahoma DHSLive Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your Oklahoma DHSLive account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DHS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) office near you. Click here to locate a DHS office.

Option 3 – Download Oklahoma Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DHS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Oregon Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Oregon.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the Oregon DHS Online Application Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your Oregon DHS Online Application account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DHS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) office near you. Click here to locate a DHS office.

Option 3 – Download Oregon Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DHS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Pennsylvania Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Pennsylvania.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the MyCOMPASS PA Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your MyCOMPASS PA account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DHS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) office near you. Click here to locate a DHS office.

Option 3 – Download Pennsylvania Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DHS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Rhode Island Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Rhode Island.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the HealthSource RI Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your HealthSource RI account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DHS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) office near you. Click here to locate a DHS office.

Option 3 – Download Rhode Island Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DHS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for South Carolina Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in South Carolina.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the SCMAPP.sc.gov Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your SCMAPP.sc.gov account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DSS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) office near you. Click here to locate a DSS office.

Option 3 – Download South Carolina Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DSS office or submit it in person.

"Apply for South Carolina Food Stamps Online"

How to Apply for South Dakota Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in South Dakota.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the SD DSS Online System – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your SD DSS Online System account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DSS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS) office near you. Click here to locate a DSS office.

Option 3 – Download South Dakota Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DSS office or submit it in person.

"Apply for South Dakota Food Stamps Online"

How to Apply for Tennessee Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Tennessee.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the Tennessee DHS Account Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your Tennessee DHS Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DHS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS) office near you. Click here to locate a DHS office.

Option 3 – Download Tennessee Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DHS office or submit it in person.

"Apply for Tennessee Food Stamps Online"

How to Apply for Texas Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Texas.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the Your Texas Benefits Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your Your Texas Benefits Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at HHS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHS) office near you. Click here to locate an HHS office.

Option 3 – Download Texas Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county HHS office or submit it in person.

"Apply for Texas Food Stamps Online"

How to Apply for Utah Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Utah.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the MyCase Utah Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your MyCase Utah Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DWS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Utah Department of Workforce Services (DWS) office near you. Click here to locate a DWS office.

Option 3 – Download Utah Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DWS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Vermont Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Vermont.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the MyBenefits Vermont Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your MyBenefits Vermont  Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DCF Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Department for Children and Families (DCF) office near you. Click here to locate a DCF office.

Option 3 – Download Vermont Food Stamps Application

Call DCF at 1-800-479-6151 to have an application mailed to you. Complete it and mail it to your county DCF office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Virginia Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Virginia.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the Virginia CommonHelp Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your Virginia CommonHelp Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DSS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Virginia Department of Social Services (DSS) office near you. Click here to locate a DSS office.

Option 3 – Download Virginia Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DSS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Washington Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Washington.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the Washington Connection Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your Washington Connection Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DSHS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) office near you. Click here to locate a DSHS office.

Option 3 – Download Washington Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DSHS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for West Virginia Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in West Virginia.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the WV PATH Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your WV PATH Portal Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DHHR Office Near You

You can apply in person at the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) office near you. Click here to locate a DHHR office.

Option 3 – Download West Virginia Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DHHR office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Wisconsin Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Wisconsin.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the ACCESS Wisconsin Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your ACCESS Wisconsin Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DHS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) office near you. Click here to locate a DHS office.

Option 3 – Download Wisconsin Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DHS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Wyoming Food Stamps

There are 2 ways you can apply for food stamps in Wyoming.

Option 1 – Apply at DFS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the Wyoming Department of Family Services (DFS) office near you. Click here to locate a DFS office.

Option 2 – Download Wyoming Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DFS office or submit it in person.

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How to Apply for Washington DC Food Stamps

There are 3 ways you can apply for food stamps in Washington DC.

Option 1 – Apply online

You can apply online through the Washington DC DHS Web Portal – as shown in the image below.

If you have an account, you can log in or create your Washington DC DHS Web Portal Account. Click here to be taken to the website.

Option 2 – Apply at DHS Office Near You

You can apply in person at the DC Department of Human Services (DHS) office near you. Click here to locate a DHS office.

Option 3 – Download Washington DC Food Stamps Application

You can download an application, complete it, and mail it to your county DHS office or submit it in person.

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Apply for Food Stamps Summary

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