Food Stamps Eligibility Pre-Screening Web Site
Did you know the federal Food Stamp Program will help put food on the table for over eight million households and 19 million individuals this year? You may be able to receive monthly benefits averaging over $185 per household. Finding out if you qualify has just become easier with a new, web-based screening tool. Public and private human service agencies, faith based organizations or employers can use it to help you find out if you might be eligible for Food Stamps and the amount of benefits you could receive. Or, you can use the tool to prescreen yourself for Food Stamps. This tool, available 24 hours a day seven days a week, will allow you to make an informed decision as to whether you should seek food stamp benefits.

The Food Stamp Program is an integral component of America's nutrition safety net. The Program is the cornerstone of the federal food assistance initiatives and provides crucial support to eligible needy households, such as those making the transition from welfare to work. The Food Stamp Program provides eligible households with coupons or electronic benefits they can use like cash at most grocery stores to ensure they have access to a healthy diet. Last year, the average monthly benefit was about $80 per person and almost $185 per household.

To visit the new Food Stamp Pre-Screening Eligibility Tool, go to http://www.foodstamps-step1.usda.gov

For more information on the Food Stamp Program, visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/fsp