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Benefit Details
Nutrition Assistance For Puerto Rico
Managing Agency U.S. Department of Agriculture http://www.usda.gov/

Program Description

Puerto Rico operates this program in place of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Eligibility requirements and benefit amounts are determined by Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico provides 75 percent of nutrition assistance benefits to the purchase of food in certified retailers and 25 percent in cash for the purchase of food in certified and non-certified retailers through the Commonwealth's electronic benefits transfer system.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must live in Puerto Rico and you may have resources (savings accounts, bank accounts, etc) of up to $2,000. Households with a person 60 or older may have up to $3,000 in resources. Households in Puerto Rico must meet a net income limit that varies by the number of people in the household. Net income is calculated by taking the total amount of income from the household and subtracting deductions for type of income, type of household members, and certain allowable expenses.

In order to qualify you must have an annual net household income that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $2,796
2 $5,592
3 $7,188
4 $8,556
5 $9,912
6 $11,316
7 $12,708

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

To apply for this program, call 1-877-991-0101.

Program Contact Information

For more information about this program, contact:
Department of the Family
P.O. Box 8000
Miramar, San Juan PR 00907

You may also call:
Puerto Rico Nutritional Assistance Program (NAP), 787-289-1199