Question: WHAT IS THE INCOME LEVEL TO BE ELIGIBLE FOE FOOD STAMPS WAT ARE THE REQUIREMNETS
The Department of Economic Security list the eligibility requirements for the Nutrition Assistance Program as the following:
"The U.S. Department of Agriculture establishes the eligibility for the NA program. Eligibility for benefits is based on resources, income and other requirements such as residence, citizenship or eligible non-citizen status, and cooperation with the Department of Economic Security employment and training program. In addition, household members must provide or apply for a Social Security Number."
Individuals or families may apply for Nutrition Assistance Program at local offices throughout the state. Listing of offices by city and ZIP codes.
To apply for Nutrition Assistance benefits, clients must have the following information available:
- Social Security numbers for everyone, or proof they applied for a Social Security number.
- Alien registration cards if there are non U. S. citizens in the household.
- Name, address and daytime phone number of a landlord or neighbor, if available.
- A statement verifying your address and the names of everyone living with you. The statement must be made by a non-relative who doesn’t live with you and must be signed, dated and include the non-relative address and telephone number.
- Proof of all money your household received from any source last month and this month.
- Registration/titles for all vehicles.
- Bank or credit union statement (savings or checking) for the most recent month.
- Proof of Savings Bonds, securities, retirement plans and life insurance.
- Copies of rent/mortgage and utility bills (electric, water, gas, etc.) for the most recent month.
- Proof of childcare expenses for the most recent month.
- Proof of recurring medical expenses for anyone in the household age 60 and older, blind, or disabled.
Applications are available on the Internet in the Forms Library.
March 10, 2009