The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides monthly benefits that help low-income households buy the food they need for good health. For most households, SNAP funds account for only a portion of their food budgets; they must also use their own funds to buy enough food to last through the month.
Applying for SNAP Benefits:
Visit your local DFS office to get an application or download the Application for Assistance. Click here for the Spanish version of the application.
Submit your application to your local DFS office in person, by mail, or fax.
After receiving your application, a DFS employee will contact you to schedule a phone or face-to-face interview with a benefit specialist.
Frequently Used Forms:
For more information, contact your local DFS office or the SNAP/TANF Program Manager: