Idaho Benefits

Childrens Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)

The Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) provides health coverage to your children if they don't have health insurance for them already. If your child meets criteria for SCHIP, he or she can receive full-medical coverage including well-child visits, prescription drugs, hospitalization and various other services.

Food Stamps (SNAP)

The Idaho Food Stamp (SNAP) program is an initiative by the federal government and the state of Idaho that aims to eradicate hunger and promote nutrition in the state. This program is part of the US federal government food assistance program that is administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Members of the program receive an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Card, known as a quest card with which they can conveniently access the benefits of the program.


The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally-funded program that provides assistance to low-income families who are unable to pay their heating energy bills. The program is administered through different state agencies.


Medicaid in Idaho provides health coverage for children, parents, pregnant women, elderly, and disabled. Each of these Medicaid categories has different requirements that they need to meet to get the benefits.


In Idaho, residents who meet the eligibility requirements can receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. SSDI benefits support those unable to work because of a qualifying disability.

Temporary Assistance for Families (TAFI)

Temporary Assistance for families (TAFI) in Idaho is the one of the programs for distributing TANF funds in the state of Idaho. The program requires applicants to meet certain financial and non-financial criteria before they can enroll in the program and start receiving the temporary aid.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families in Idaho (TANF)

Idaho's TANF program provides financial aid to families with children who are living on a limited income. This program delivers monthly cash assistance to help these families with their basic needs. It's designed to support families in managing their daily living expenses and guiding them towards a path of financial self-reliance.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

Idaho's TEFAP addresses hunger by providing emergency food assistance to those in need. Partnering with local food distribution organizations, the program ensures the availability of healthy and nutritious food options for Idahoans experiencing food scarcity.


Idaho Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits are available to most of those unemployed workers who have lost their job. These benefits provide temporary financial assistance to eligible unemployed workers. Filing a claim for these benefits is easy using the internet, telephone and by visiting local Idaho Department of Labor Career Center. Since these benefits are not retroactive, unemployed workers who qualify the criteria are encouraged to file their claims as soon as they become eligible. You can follow the steps below to file your claim online — which is easy, convenient and secure.

Veterans Disability

Idaho extends Veterans Disability Benefits to veterans who were injured or developed a medical condition during their active military service. These benefits are designed to recognize their service and sacrifice. Along with disability benefits, Idaho veterans can access Veterans Readiness and Employment, VA Pension, VA home loans, and much more.


Idaho Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides weatherization services to the low-income families in Idaho. Services offered through the program will help families reduce energy costs through energy efficient home improvement.


The Idaho Women, Infants and Children program, referred to as the "Idaho WIC" is a program that provides supplemental food, healthcare referrals and conducts nutritional education campaigns free of charge in the state of Idaho. This program is aimed at Low-income pregnant, breast feeding and postpartum women, infants and children of up to five years of age who have been medically determined to be nutritionally at risk. Since its inception, the program has helped promote infant and child health, something that has resulted to a significant reduction in infant mortality in the state of Idaho.