Program DescriptionThe Food Stamp Program is about good nutrition and health. It provides eligible individuals and households with benefits used to purchase food items at grocery stores, supermarkets or other participating food retailers. The Food Stamp Program ensures that all recipients have an opportunity to learn more about purchasing and preparing nutritious meals.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of New Hampshire 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 $14,079 if one person lives in the household; $18,941 if two people live in the household; $23,803 if three people live in the household; $28,665 if four people live in the household; $33,527 if five people live in the household; $38,389 if six people live in the household; $43,251 if seven people live in the household; or $48,113 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $4,862 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 the Food Stamp Program, visit a NH Department of Health and Human Services District Office. If you are disabled or a senior, or have no transportation, you may apply by mail and do not have to come to our office. You may request an application by calling any District Office. Locations and phone numbers are available by clicking on the following link:
For more information, contact Client Services Toll Free at 1-800-852-3345 ext. x4238.
Program Contact Information
For more information about this program, please visit: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dfa/foodstamps/index.htm