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Alaska Food Stamp Program

undefined Alaska Food Stamp Program?


The 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.

The 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.

undefined Alaska Food Stamp Program?


To be eligible for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Alaska and meet one of the following requirements:

  • You have a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001, or
  • You have a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $3,001 and share your household with one of the following:
    • A person or persons age 60 and over or
    • A person with a disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself).

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Annual Household Income Limits (before taxes)
Household Size*Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1$24,453
2$33,202
3$41,951
4$50,700
5$59,449
6$68,198
7$76,947
8$85,696

*For households with more than eight people, add $8,749 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

undefined Alaska Food Stamp Program?


To 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 the Public Assistance Offices page.


For more information, visit the Food and Nutrition Services' SNAP Program page.

Or call:


907-465-3347