Learn more about SNAP from answers to these frequently asked questions.
No, SNAP benefits will remain on your EBT card for 274 days (9 months).
To be eligible for expedited benefits, you must meet one of these three criteria:
No. You do not need to be working in order to apply for or be eligible for SNAP.
No. In fact, the costs associated with owning your home are used as deductions in determining your eligibility.
Yes. Many non-citizens are eligible for SNAP. Receiving SNAP will have no impact on your application for citizenship and/or a green card. It is safe to apply for SNAP! 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.
If you live with roomates, and...
Some people must always apply together, including spouses and children under 22 living with a parent or step-parent.
If you are approved for SNAP: you will receive your benefits within 30 days.
If you are approved for expidited/emergency SNAP: you will receive your beneifts within 7 days.
When you apply for SNAP and don’t already have an EBT card, DTA should send you an EBT card by mail. The card may arrive before your application is processed and therefore have a $0 balance. Benefits will be added to the card once your application is fully processed, which an take up to 30 days.
Yes. SNAP benefits are only for food. However, some people also use their DTA EBT card for EAEDC or have an EBT card for their TAFDC (cash assistance) benefits. You can use TAFDC or EAEDC benefits to purchase food and non-food items.
For information or to apply for on TAFDC or EAEDC eligibility, call your local DTA office or go to contact your local DTA office. You can check your eligibility and apply for TAFDC or EAEDC at www.DTAconnect.com