Program DescriptionThe Alaska Food Stamp Program provides food benefits to low income households. The Federal government funds 100 percent of the food stamp benefit. The State pays half the costs of operating the Food Stamp Program in Alaska. The Division of Public Assistance issues food stamp benefits via the Alaska Quest card. The amount a household receives each month depends on the household's countable income and size of the household. Eligible households use the food stamp benefits to buy food products from authorized stores statewide.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Alaska and fall into one of two groups: (1) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001, or (2) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $3,001 who share their household with a person or persons age 60 and over, or with a person with a disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself). For either group, you must also have an annual household income of less than $17,597 if one person lives in the household; $23,681 if two people live in the household; $29,765 if three people live in the household; $35,849 if four people live in the household; $41,933 if five people live in the household; $48,017 if six people live in the household; $54,101 if seven people live in the household; or $60,185 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $6,084 for each additional person in the home.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessTo apply for this program, download a copy of the application:
Once completed, call your local Public Assistance office to set up a time for an interview. Local office locations can be found at:
Program Contact Information
For more information, visit: http://dhss.alaska.gov/dpa/Pages/fstamps/default.aspx
Or call: 907-465-3325