Applying for SNAP

To receive SNAP benefits, the head of your household should apply at your local Social Services office. If this is not possible, an authorized representative may apply for you or you may apply by mail. The applicant is responsible for any over-issuance resulting from false information. Household circumstances discussed during the interview are confidential.

If no family member can come to the office or send a representative, a telephone interview or home visit may be arranged. This option is available to applicants who are age 65 or older, those who are disabled, or those with a hardship preventing them from coming into the office.

Applicants must provide proof of identity, residency, income and rent or mortgage payments. Social Security numbers must also be provided.

Applicants for both SSI and SNAP may apply for both programs in a single interview at local Social Security offices if all persons in the household have needs covered by SSI.

Applicants may receive SNAP benefits within 30 days of their application. Some adults without dependents can only receive SNAP benefits for three months out of a 36-month period unless they are employed or performing work in exchange for assistance.


Applicants can apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by clicking on the below link and filling out the application. In addition to completing the form, applicants must still have an interview with a benefits specialist at their local office and also provide required verifications.