Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

  • SNAP is a federal program that provides benefits to low-income individuals and families with food necessities.

  • Those applying must meet certain requirements to be found eligible.

  • If approved, the individual or family will be mailed an Electronic Benefit Transfer card (EBT-card) where designated funds for FOOD ONLY will be loaded onto the card monthly.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

To be eligible for SNAP you must be: 

  • A U.S citizen 

  • A lawful permanent resident for 5 years 

  • A lawful permanent resident for any period of time with a disability 

  • A refugee or asylum seeker with refugee or asylee status 

  • ·A U.S. citizen child under 18, regardless of their parent’s citizenship status 

  • Heads of households do not need an SSN to apply for SNAP benefits for others in their household. 

  • As of January 16, 2021, students who are considered “half-time” by their educational institutions qualify for SNAP until the end of the public health emergency if they:  

  • Are eligible to participate in state or federally financed work study during the regular school year.  

  • They have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 0 in the current academic year (based on the FAFSA- Free Application for Federal Student Aid). 

  • Meet one of the qualifying SNAP eligibility requirements stated above. 

INTERESTED?.........

  • To find out more information on eligibility requirements you can reach out to our Social Worker, Stephanie Rodriguez at srodriguez@blackrockcenter.org

  • We are currently assisting families in the application process