Utah Food Stamps (SNAP) Application Information
How to Apply for Food Stamps
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Utah Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, previously known as Food Stamps, provides food assistance to low-income families to enable them to stay on nutritious diet. The program provides benefits to households that are in financially crucial stage as well as to households who are making transition from welfare to work. The program provides all its benefits through an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and coupons, which can be used at designated stores to buy food.
Although the program provides its own benefits that are used for buying food, participants will have to spend their own money to meet all their food needs for a month. The exact amount of benefits for every household can be different. It depends on number of people in the household and their gross income.
The program provides benefits through EBT card. The card can be used like any normal debit card but you can only food items in the SNAP list with it. You cannot buy non-food items such as paper products, household supplies, liquor, beer, vine, cigarettes, pet food, or beauty products with your EBT card. EBT card can't be used to buy any kind of food that is meant to be eaten in store. You can buy seeds if they will be used for growing food that household will consume later.
Utah SNAP considers person living together, buying food together, and preparing meals together as one household. A child in the womb is also considered a person in the household. Therefore, a pregnant woman will equal two people. The size of household is important when it comes to determine income eligibility for the program. To determine your full eligibility for the program, you can click here to use pre-screening tool for SNAP.
Applicants will have to meet eligibility criteria for Utah SNAP (Food Stamps) to receive program benefits. The program requires applicants to be:
- Citizens of U.S or be qualified immigrants
- Residents of Utah
- Meet income guidelines (income and resources eligibility)
- Adults must register for employment and training, unless they have a special exception
Utah SNAP requires applicants to have countable resources within limits provided by the program. Usually, households are allowed to have $2,000 in resources but households with a disabled or elderly can have resources up to $3,000 in resources
Households will also have to meet income eligibility. To meet it, they will need to have their gross income within limits defined by the program. Here is a chart that compares number of people in the household with gross monthly income of the household. For instant, if you have four people in the household, look for your income limit against it.
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If you have more people in the household, add $414 for each additional person to compute your monthly gross income limit.
Food Stamps Application Instructions
It is easy to apply for Utah SNAP (Food Stamps) benefits. You can apply online, visit SNAP office, or send your completed applications through mail or fax.
You can apply online for Utah SNAP (Food Stamps) benefits. You just need to click at 'Apply for benefits' from Utah's online application page. Once you are on the application page, complete the application in all respects and press submit when done.
Apply through Mail or Fax
You can also apply through mail or fax for Utah Food Stamps (SNAP). You will first have to download application by clicking here. Once you've completed the application, send to Department of Workforce Services office.
Apply in Person
You can also apply in person by visiting your nearest Department of Workforce Services office. You can find directions and contact information for your nearest DWS office by clicking here.
For further information on Utah SNAP - Food Stamps, you can call at 1-866-526-3663