How can you locate a food stamp office?
Credit:Jasper JamesStoneGetty Images
Q:

How can you locate a food stamp office?

A:

Quick Answer

According to the USDA, it is possible to locate a food stamp, or SNAP, office by checking the USDA's Food and Nutrition Service website for the nearest location. Every state in the United States offers residents a local office to apply for SNAP benefits.

 Know More

Full Answer

According to the FDA, the name of the organization responsible for providing SNAP applications and benefits may vary. Some states have a Department of Social Services, while others may have a Department of Health and Human Services or a Department of Family Services. The USDA states that local SNAP departments may be listed in the telephone book yellow pages under the public assistance, social services or human services sections. In some states, it is possible to apply for SNAP benefits online. Links to state applications can be found on the USDA Department of Food and Nutrition website. Contacting local authorities, such as the Chamber of Commerce, may be helpful in finding local food stamp offices.

Learn more about Social Services

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How do you check your food stamp status?

    A:

    To check your food stamp status, call the EBT customer service line for your state, or visit your state's EBT website. Each state's EBT customer service number and website is listed on the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service website.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Who is eligible for food stamps?

    A:

    Food stamp benefits, also known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), are available to all Americans who fall below 130 percent of the federal poverty line based on their gross monthly income. The precise income limit varies based on the number of people included in the household.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you apply for food stamps in New York?

    A:

    To apply for SNAP in New York, fill out an application online, by mail, by fax or in-person at a local SNAP office. After your application is reviewed and verified for eligibility, food stamp benefits are awarded within 30 days. Expedited benefit delivery is available for emergency situations.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do you need to take to the welfare office for food stamps?

    A:

    A local welfare office distributing benefits for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, typically referred to as SNAP, requires documents to validate identity, address and income, both earned and unearned. In cases where immigration is an issue, it may be necessary to produce immigration and naturalization documents.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore