SNAP

What is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federally funded program that aims to provide nutritious and healthy foods to low-income households. If eligible, SNAP benefits can help families afford a nutritionally adequate diet. SNAP benefits are not cash. SNAP benefits are provided on an electronic card that is used like an ATM or bank card to buy food at most grocery stores.

How Can SNAP Help Me?

With the help of SNAP benefits, less money will be needed to spend on food. The SNAP card can be used to buy food at most major grocery stores, select convenience stores, and even some farmers’ markets. SNAP benefits can help you improve the nutritional content of your meals.

Do I Qualify for SNAP Benefits?

If you are approved for SNAP and how much SNAP benefits you qualify for depends on:

  • Your household’s income
  • Allowable deductions to your household’s income (examples include monthly shelter expenses, medical expenses, and court-ordered child support)
  • Your household size
  • At least 5 years U.S. residency for qualified non-citizens

Households must meet both the gross and net income limits to be eligible for SNAP benefits. To see if you might be eligible for SNAP benefits, go to www.portal.ct.gov/DSS/SNAP/ Supplemental-Nutrition-Assistance- Program—SNAP/Eligibility

What will I need to provide?

  • Identification (such as driver’s license or other acceptable identification)
  • Social Security numbers for every applicant
  • Proof of income
  • Non-citizens will need to show proof of the legal immigrant status of household members applying for SNAP
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