How do I apply for SNAP?
First, find out if you are eligible.
To see if you are eligible, use our SNAP Calculator or call Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline at 1-800-645-8333 to speak with a counselor who can help you.
If you are eligible:
1. Apply for SNAP
2. Participate in an interview
3. Submit verifications
You can submit verifications with your application or separately. You have 30 days to submit these documents to your DTA.
Additionally, these optional documented expenses may significantly increase your benefit amount:
You can mail copies (do not send origonals) of the verifications, fax them, or bring them to your local DTA office. If you mail or fax the verifications be sure to include your name and the last four number of your social security number on each of the documents. Verifications should be sent to:
Receiving your benefits
Once all of the verifications have been received and the interview completed, DTA will determine your eligibility and send an approval or denial letter.
You may receive an EBT card in the mail right after you apply. Until the DTA processes and approves your application, you will not have any benefits on your card. Benefits are electronically transferred onto the card once the case is approved.
Click here for more information on what happens once you are approved.
For additional help
If you have questions about how to apply, call Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline at 1-800-645-8333.
To get information from the DTA about your pending case, call the DTA Assistance Line at 1-877-382-2363.
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