Program DescriptionDid you know that for every five people that are eligible for SNAP in Wyoming, only three are receiving benefits? The Wyoming SNAP is taking the necessary steps to reach all people that meet the 130 percent poverty level, by reaching out to all potential individuals and families. SNAP, under the Department of Family Services (DFS), provides crucial support to needy households and to those making the transition from welfare to work. Our mission is to raise the levels of nutrition among low-income households, and provide them more nutritious foods for a better diet. SNAP follows regulations and rules established by the Federal government and the Food Stamp (SNAP) Act of 1977 as the basis for the present day program.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Wyoming 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). The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) limits the receipt of SNAP benefits to three months in a three-year period for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) who are not working, participating in, and complying with the requirements of a work program for 20 hours or more each week, or a workfare program. Individuals are exempt from this provision if they are: under 18 or 50 years of age or older; responsible for the care of a child or incapacitated household member; medically certified as physically or mentally unfit for employment; pregnant; or already exempt from the work requirements of the Food Stamp Act. 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 ProcessThe SNAP application can be found at the following location:
To apply for this program, fill out the application and make an appointment to speak with a representative at your local county office:
Program Contact Information
For questions about SNAP call: 1-800-457-3659
Visit USDA's pre-screening tool at: http://www.snap-step1.usda.gov/fns/
For more information about the Wyoming Food Stamp Program, visit us online at: http://dfsweb.state.wy.us/economic-assistance/snap/index.html