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.

Apply Online

You can apply online for the Kansas Food Assistance (Food Stamps) program by clicking here.

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.

Eligibility Requirements

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

Income Guidelines

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:

Size of Household Maximum Benefit Gross Income Net Income
1 $291 $1580 $1215
2 $535 $2137 $1644
3 $766 $2694 $2072
4 $973 $3250 $2500
5 $1155 $3807 $2929
6 $1386 $4364 $3357
7 $1532 $4921 $3785
8 $1751 $5478 $4214
9 $1970 $6035 $4643
10 $2189 $6592 $5072

Resource Limits

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.

You can check your eligibility by clicking here.