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Delaware Food Stamp Program

undefined Delaware Food Stamp Program?


Delaware’s Food Supplement Program (FSP) also known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a food supplemental program that enables low-income households to buy a variety of food that is the basis for better nutrition. The benefits are issued electronically to the household's Delaware Food First Card each month. This is an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card that the household uses at local grocery stores to access his/her food benefit.

The food benefits are issued through an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system and when benefits are approved, the benefits are posted to the household's account by 6:00 a.m. the next morning. The monthly benefits are posted alphabetically over fifteen calendar days starting with the 2nd calendar day of each month. The staggered issuance allows more grocers to restock their shelves with nutritious fresh foods and helps improve customer service for all shoppers

Delaware’s Food Supplement Program (FSP) also known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a food supplemental program that enables low-income households to buy a variety of food that is the basis for better nutrition. The benefits are issued electronically to the household's Delaware Food First Card each month. This is an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card that the household uses at local grocery stores to access his/her food benefit.

The food benefits are issued through an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system and when benefits are approved, the benefits are posted to the household's account by 6:00 a.m. the next morning. The monthly benefits are posted alphabetically over fifteen calendar days starting with the 2nd calendar day of each month. The staggered issuance allows more grocers to restock their shelves with nutritious fresh foods and helps improve customer service for all shoppers

undefined Delaware Food Stamp Program?


To be eligible for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Delaware 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 who share their 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$19,578
2$26,572
3$33,566
4$40,560
5$47,554
6$54,548
7$61,542
8$68,536

*For households with more than eight people, add $6,994 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

undefined Delaware Food Stamp Program?


Click here to go to Delaware's Application for Social Services and Internet Screening Tool (ASSIST).

You can also download and fill out an application on the Delaware Health and Social Services website. The completed application will then need to be submitted to your local Division of Social Services office. You can find your nearest office on the Office Locations page.


For more information visit the Delaware Food Supplement Program website. 

1-800-372-2022