Kansas Food Stamps (SNAP) Application Information
How to Apply for Food Stamps
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The Kansas Food Stamps program is Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for the residents of state of Kansas. The program provides a card, called Vision Card, which can be used to purchase food. All eligible persons will receive the vision card after their eligibility has been determined for the program.
The Food Stamps program provides access to healthy food and nutrition education for low income families and individuals living in the state of Kansas. The programs spreads its benefits to elderly persons, low income persons even if they are working, unemployed households, and households with disabled persons. The program also provides benefits to households in transition from welfare to work.
The program provides benefits through Vision card, which works just like a debit card. The card can be used electronically at approved stores and Farmer's market. Cardholders can purchase bread, vegetables, fruits, cereals, jams, meat, and seeds to grow food. They can also buy other food items as long as they are in the list of permitted food items for Kansas Food Assistance (SNAP) program.
Once a person is enrolled in the program, he or she will receive a monthly payment loaded in the Vision card. The amount of payment depends on size of household as well as household's monthly income after tax deductions.
It's easy to apply for Kansas Food Assistance program. Interested individuals can apply online or visit their nearest SNAP office to apply in person. When applying, you will have to provide your ID as well as income proof so that your eligibility for the program can be determined.
In order to receive benefits from Kansas Food Assistance (SNAP), also known as Food Stamps, one has to meet eligibility criteria for the program:
- Must be a U.S citizen or a qualified alien
- Must be a resident of state of Kansas
- Must meet income guidelines
- Must meet resources limit
Those receiving SSI, Social Security Disability payment, and certain other benefits will automatically qualify for the program. All others meeting categorical requirements will have to pass income eligibility test. Here are monthly gross income limits for household size:
For each additional member of the household, add $429 to the monthly gross income to find out your monthly income limit.
Those looking to receive Food Assistance benefits will have to meet resource limit in addition to gross income requirements. Households with a disabled or elderly person can have resources up to $3250 but otherwise the resource limit is at $2,000. All cash, checking and saving accounts are considered resources in addition to building or land owned, saving bonds, and saving certificates. Some resources are exempt from Food Assistance (SNAP) program. These are your home where you're living, personal vehicle, life insurance, and farm machinery.
Food Stamps Application Instructions
If you're looking to apply for Kansas Food Assistance, which is Kansas's SNAP, you will have the following options.
You will be able to complete your application in sessions. That means if you don't complete it in one sitting, you can come back to the site and resume the application any time you want. Just make sure that before you quit the application page, you have clicked SAVE.
You can also run the self-assessment test available on the page to check whether you qualify for Kansas Food Stamps or not.
Apply in Person
You can also apply for Kansas Food Assistance (SNAP) in person. You will have to find your nearest Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. You can click here to find your nearest office.
You can also call hotline number 1-888-369-4777 if you face any issues finding the office.