Food Stamps Application Instructions
There are several ways to apply for SNAP Food Stamps:
Begin by downloading and print the application form which can be found here: Food Assistance (SNAP). Then follow these steps:
- Fill out all the required fields. Incomplete applications are not accepted. If you find it hard to do so, ask help from the local representative.
- Submit your application to the nearest county office. To find one near you, click this link: https://dss.sc.gov/content/about/counties/index.aspx
- A DSS worker will schedule you for an interview upon receipt of your application.
It will make the entire process faster if you bring the following documents during your interview:
- Identification Card: US Citizen, Immigrant, SSS for all eligible members, including dependents.
- Shelter and Utility Bills: mortgage, taxes, electric, water or telephone bills that contain your name.
- Alien or Non-citizen Status: applies to non-citizen members of your household who you want to benefit from SNAP.
- Proof of Income: Certificate of employment, pay stubs, copy of payroll that has your name included in the list of employees for the past month.
For more details about required documents, click here: dss.sc.gov/content/customers/food/foodstamp/faq.aspx#interview. Georgia COMPASS allows applicants to apply for Food Stamps online and also check their al eligibility courtesy of the Pre-screening tool. Applicants, who create an account in Georgia COMPASS, can check the status of their application online and make changes to their household circumstances through Georgia COMPASS.
You can also email the above application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application help via Phone
Dial the Wyoming SNAP Food Stamps Hotline at 1-800-457-3659 and ask for an application form to be sent to you.
Although SNAP Food Stamps were designed to meet the needs of below poverty level households, some criteria must be met as set by the state such as:
- Ability to provide the necessary documents required by the program
- Household's total monthly income must be below the Federal poverty guidelines
- Countable assets must not be over $2000. However, an elderly or disabled member increases this limit to $3000.
- Able adult members of the household must meet the work requirements as stated in the program.
- For more details about eligibility, click here: SNAP Pre-Screening Eligibility Tool