Low Income Survivors to Thrivers
NEED FOOD? Contact the USDA National Hunger Hotline by dialing 1-866-3-HUNGRY, 1-877-8-HAMBRE, or texting 914-342-7744.

What is SNAP and How May it Benefit Those in Need?

Known by different names in different states, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as “food stamps”, helps lower-income households buy food. Just a few years ago, SSI recipients were not eligible to apply for SNAP benefits. Now, SSI recipients may be eligible for benefits.

For the first time in many years, monthly allotments of SNAP benefits will increase soon. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) “has announced a change to the way food costs are calculated. This change is part of a reevaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan (TFP), which was mandated by Congress in the 2018 Farm Bill. Beginning October 1, 2021, households who get SNAP will see an average 25% increase in their monthly SNAP benefits.”

Click on the map of your state for your SNAP State Directory of Resources, and apply online or at your local SNAP office.

To determine if you may be eligible for SNAP benefits:

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Have other questions related to SNAP benefits?

Social Security Administration (SSA) SNAP Facts

Nicole Thelan of LowIncomeRelief.com wrote an excellent article entitled, Get More Food Stamps: 95% of People Miss This Trick, in 2018. It’s important to check your state’s SNAP rules, but this article has some helpful suggestions for maximizing SNAP allotments.

Learn More about SNAP benefits.

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