Food Stamps (SNAP)

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  • Food Assistance Program (SNAP) Eligibility Requirements

    Households applying for or receiving food assistance benefits must meet all applicable eligibility requirements based on food assistance policies. Time limits and requirements of other programs do not affect a household's eligibility for food assistance benefits. A household may still qualify for food assistance benefits even if eligibility ends in another program. Households must cooperate with the agency in establishing eligibility for food assistance. Failure to meet these requirements can result in a denial or termination of the food assistance case. Also in Spanish/Español (You must have a PDF reader on your computer to open this document. To get Adobe’s PDF Reader, click on the Get Adobe Reader icon to download.) Read More

  • Food Stamps Frequently Asked Questions

    Includes: How do I apply for food stamps? What do I need to bring to the interview? How long does it take to process my application? How do I use food stamps to buy food? Content Detail

  • The Food Stamp Program: Just the Facts

    The Food Stamp Program helps low income people buy food. This document answers questions about how to apply, how many food stamps you can receive, work requirements, reporting requirements and your rights under the program. Links to the Online Alabama Food Stamp Application - in English and Spanish/Español - are included. Read More

  • Are You Eligible for SNAP (Food Stamps)?

    This Pre-Screening Tool can be used to determine if you may be eligible to receive SNAP (Food Stamp) benefits. This Pre-Screening Tool is not an application for SNAP. An application for SNAP benefits must be made at your local SNAP Office. Content Detail

  • Food Stamp Application for Seniors

    This is an simpler application for food assistance for households where everyone is elderly (age 60 or older) and have no earned income. Read More

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Fact Sheet on Resources, Income and Benefits

    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP is the new name for the Food Stamp Program. By going to this website, you can get current food stamp income limits. Note that it has different limits for disabled and elderly people. The website also shows the largest amounts families can get in food stamps. To get these amounts of food stamps, families have to have no income or very little income. Please note: This website talks about counting cars toward the resource limit. In Alabama, cars do not count. Read More

  • Find Your Local Alabama SNAP (Food Stamps) Office

    This website will help you find the SNAP (Food Stamp) office nearest you. Content Detail

  • Food Stamp Households

    What is a Food Stamp Household? Can one house have two or more food stamp households? Can my children live with me and be a separate household? Answers to these questions and more are in this factsheet. Read More

  • Don't Miss Out!!! Take Advantage of All the Benefits Available to You

    Should you be getting child support? Do you qualify for food stamps? Can your children get free or low-cost health insurance? Can you get a lower telephone bill? Do you need help filing your income taxes? Read this for information about 10 often-overlooked benefits available to many low-income people. Read More

  • Do You Qualify for Lifeline? You Can Get a FREE Cell Phone

    If you qualify for the Lifeline program above, you can get a free cell phone through this benefit. Read this information to find out how. Read More

  • Lifeline and Link-up Benefits for Alabama

    Need help paying your phone bill? You can get help through Lifeline & Link-Up. If you get Medicaid, Food Stamps, SSI, TANF, LIHEAP or you have a Section 8 voucher, you may be eligible - read this information to find out. Read More

  • Are You Eligible for Any Goverment Benefits?

    Enter information into this website and it will give you a report on benefits you may be eligible to receive in Alabama. Also in Spanish/Español Read More

  • Save Those Papers!

    In order to protect your rights, you may need to use papers others have given you. This fact sheet tells you what papers you should save. Read More

  • SNAP Cuts in Alabama Starting November 1, 2013

    Cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Stamps) Read More