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