Food Stamps Application Instructions
You can apply for the Mississippi Food Stamps (SNAP) program by obtaining an application form by clicking here. After filling out the form you should proceed to submit it at your local Mississippi Food Stamps (SNAP) office, click here to locate your local office. You will be scheduled for an appointment with a program representative who will verify you documents and ask you questions that will help determine your eligibility to the program.
On successful completion of the interview, a decision on your eligibility will be made and if you qualify for the program, you will start enjoying the benefits of the program through an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card that will be issued to you.
Important Contact Information for the Mississippi Food Stamps (SNAP) Program
In order to qualify for the Mississippi Food Stamps (SNAP), you need to meet a specified set of eligibility requirements. These eligibility requirements revolve around the income, resources, residence and employment status of the applicant and are highlighted below:
Resources Eligibility Requirements
Applicants for the Mississippi Food Stamps (SNAP) program should have less than $2000 worth of countable resources and $3250 if at least one of the members in the household is aged 60 and older. It should however be noted that resources such as homes and vehicles currently being used to earn an income are not considered as "countable".
Income Eligibility Requirements
Households applying for the Mississippi Food Stamps (SNAP) program must meet a specified set of income eligibility requirements. These income eligibility requirements can be found by clicking here.
It should however be noted that households that consists of members currently receiving TANF, SSI or any other form of income assistance , are not subject to the income tests. On the other hand a household with an elderly or disabled person is only subject to the net income test and not the gross income as specified on the income eligibility table.
Employment Eligibility Requirements
In order to qualify for the Mississippi Food Stamps (SNAP) program, all able-bodied individuals between the ages of 16 and 60 must register for work, be available and willing to accept employment and participate in an employment training program specified by their local Mississippi Food Stamps (SNAP) office.
Residence eligibility Requirements
All applicants to the Mississippi Food Stamps (SNAP) program must be US nationals or legal aliens who have resided in the state of Mississippi for a period of more than five years.