How to Find Out If You May Be Eligible for Food Stamps Online


Many people do not realize that they are eligible to receive food stamp benefits. If you are struggling to provide food for yourself and/or your family, you should follow these steps to find out if you may be elibible to receive food stamps.

  • The first thing that you need to be aware of when determining your eligibilty for food stamps, is that the name of the food stamp program has changed. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the new name that The United States Department of Agruculture has decided to rename the food stamp program. Make sure that you are not confused by the new name, the SNAP program works exactly the way that the old program worked.

  • The first thing that you need to do is point your browser to the United States Department of Agriculture SNAP website. There is a link to the new food stamp program website below.

  • Next, you will need to look in the middle of the page and locate the link that reads "Find Out Whether You Could Be Eligible for Benefits." This is the tool that you will need to utilize to find out if you may be able to receive food stamps.

  • The top of the new page should read "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)Pre-Screening Eligibility Tool." Once you are on that page you should click the orange button that reads "Start Tool." Input the requested information and follow the rest of the steps and you will be given an immediate analysis.

  • Regardless to whatever the tool determines, you should still contact your local agency to allow them to officially screen your eligibility to receive food stamps. There are many states where you can apply for food stamps over the internet without leaving the comfort of your own home. Click the appropriate link below to determine how to apply for food stamps in your own state or commonwealth.

Tips & Warnings

  • Don't be embarrased if you need to apply for food stamps. Anyone who "looks down" on you for trying to help yourself can either pay your bills or mind their own business.

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