Eligibility Information

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or an immigrant admitted to the United States under a specific immigration status. Citizens and eligible immigrants must also meet all other Food and Nutrition Services Program eligibility requirements.
  • Meet an income test to receive benefits. Income limits vary by household size. (Current income limits can be found online.)

This is just a guide. An eligibility worker at the Department of Social Services will assess your individual situation and inform you of your eligibility status.

If you are interested in seeing if you might qualify visit the USDA website.

The United States Department of Agriculture has an online screening tool that can tell you whether you might qualify based on income, family size and other information. This is not an application for services. All applications must be processed by the Department of Social Services in your county.