Learn more about SNAP from answers to these frequently asked questions.
Eligibility is based primarily on household income and certain expenses. Most applicants will not be asked for proof of money in the bank or other resources. Learn more and see if you are eligible by calling Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline at 1-800-645-8333.
Yes. Many non-citizens are eligible for SNAP. Receiving SNAP will have no impact on your application for citizenship and/or a green card. If you do not have documented immigration status, you will not be able to apply for yourself, but you may be able to apply for other eligible household members. Children born in the US may receive benefits even if their parents do not have documentation. Learn more about SNAP benefits for immigrants.
No. You can begin an application over the phone by calling Project Bread's toll-free FoodSource Hotline at 1-800-645-8333. You may also email or fax your application, or apply online.
When you apply for SNAP you may be given an EBT card right away, but until your application is processed, you will not have any benefits on your card.
It is also possible you may be categorically eligible for $0, meaning when your income and expense information was calculated the amount of SNAP benefits you qualified for was $0. However, you are still considered a SNAP recipient and can receive any associated benefits, such as utility discounts.