Program DescriptionThe Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides benefits to low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) works with state agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits.
General Program RequirementsTo be eligible for SNAP most households must meet certain resource and income limits. A household with an elderly or disabled household member need only meet the net income limit.
Visit SNAP's eligibility page to find out more about eligibility requirements and how benefits are computed. To see if you might be eligible for SNAP benefits, you may also use FNS's SNAP pre-screening tool.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessLearn if you or someone you know might be eligible for SNAP, through using this list of 10 Steps to Help You Fill Your Grocery Bag Through SNAP.
To see if you might be eligible for SNAP benefits, use SNAP's pre-screening tool.