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Does receiving SSDI and SSI benefits qualify you to receive Food Stamps?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, helps low-income individuals and families afford to buy food.  As a general rule, if you receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI), your household can’t have more than $3,000 in resources to qualify for SNAP.  “Resources” include cash, bank accounts, and other property that you own, but your home and the property it is on are not counted as resources for SNAP consideration.  If you receive Social Security Supplemental Income (SSI), your resources will not be counted for SNAP qualification.

To apply for SNAP, you will need to fill out and submit an application, which can be picked up at any Social Security office.  If you and everyone in your household are applying for or already receiving SSI payments, any Social Security office can also help you fill out the SNAP application form and send it to the local SNAP office for you.

Everyone else, including those who are in the process of applying for or getting only Social Security benefits, must take or send their completed SNAP applications to their local SNAP office or to any Social Security office where a SNAP representative works.

For more information on how to apply, go to www.fns.usda.gov/snap or visit any Social Security office.

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