How do you qualify for food stamps?
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How do you qualify for food stamps?

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture maintains a list of hotlines that individuals can call to determine whether they are eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Many individuals in social security programs automatically qualify.

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is intended for use by individuals with incomes below a level just above the Federal Poverty Guideline. There are asset limits as well. The limits do not include a principal residence, a pension plan or other difficult-to-access assets. Individuals applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are required to present documents such as IRS Form W-2 or a tax return. Households with elderly, pregnant or disabled members may be eligible for additional benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. As of 2013, the program provided 47.6 million Americans with an average benefit of $133.08 per month.

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