Utah Benefits

Food Stamps (SNAP)

Utah Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly Food Stamps, offers help to low-income families so that they can buy food and stay healthy. The program provides its benefits through an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.


Utah Home Energy Assistance Target (HEAT) program provides financial help to low-income families so that they can meet their heating costs.


Utah Department of Health is responsible for managing the Medicaid programs for the Utah's vulnerable population. Medicaid is a joint Federal State program that pays for medical expenses for low-income individuals and families. Also, there are special services available for the disabled and senior citizens.


Utah Unemployment Insurance (UI) program provides temporary and partial wage replacement for unemployed workers during each week of unemployment in Utah. Such workers should not have lost employment through a fault of their own along with meeting other eligibility requirements to receive unemployment benefits. The amount of benefits once can receive depends on wages received in base period. Claimants will need to file weekly claim after they are considered eligible after initial claim. If weekly claim is missed for any week, benefits will be lost despite being qualified during that week. UI program in Utah is administered by the Department of Workforce Services.


Utah Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) offers free weatherization services to residents of Utah. These services will help income eligible households improve energy efficiency for home. It will reduce energy cost, helping households pay their energy bills.


Utah WIC is a nutrition program for women, infants, and children who have a nutrition risk and don't have economic ability to achieve it. The program helps through supply of nutritious food, services and referrals to other health and social services.