As of Oct. 1,
2008, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP) is the new name for the federal Food Stamp Program.
The new name reflects the changes we’ve made to meet the needs of
our clients, including a focus on nutrition and an increase in
benefit amounts. SNAP is the federal name for the program. State
programs may have different names.
This page is for persons who want to
apply for SNAP benefits. It’s
also for people who are already
receiving SNAP benefits, and would like to
find out more about the Program. And
finally, it’s for people who would like
to help friends or relatives get SNAP
You can find out here if you or a friend or relative might be eligible for
SNAP benefits, and what the rules are for receiving them and using them. And if
you’re already getting SNAP benefits, and you’d like to know why your case worker
handled your case the way he or she did, you should be able to find the
information you need here.