Missouri Benefits

Food Stamps (SNAP)

Many Missouri families are left with little to buy food after they have paid for utilities and childcare. If you are in a similar situation, Missouri Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program can be help buy the food. You can apply for the program online or choose to visit your local Family Support Division to apply in person.


Missouri Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides regular heating assistance as well as emergency assistance for the qualified households in Missouri. The program offers grants to all eligible households meeting program income guidelines.


Medicaid in Missouri, also known as MO HealthNet, provides health benefits and long-term care coverage to eligible applicants. Applicants will be eligible for these benefits if they are residents of Missouri who fall under one of the Medicaid eligibility categories and they meet income guidelines.

MO HealthNet

MO HealhNet for Elderly, Blind and Disability provides healthcare for aged, elderly, blind, and persons with disability. The program does not provide any cash benefits. A card or a letter is issued to the qualified person. Such letter identifies that the person is eligible for medical care through MO HealthNet program.

MO HealthNet for Kids program (CHIP)

MO HealthNet for Kids program provides comprehensive medical cover to eligible children, pregnant women and newborns, and families in the state of Missouri.


Residents in Missouri who meet the specific eligibility criteria can take advantage of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. These benefits are designed to assist those who can't work because of a serious medical condition.


Missouri's Temporary Assistance program extends beyond financial aid, emphasizing employment training and support to help families transition from reliance on welfare to gainful employment. This comprehensive approach includes a range of services such as job readiness training, career counseling, and connections to employment opportunities. It's designed to empower individuals with the skills and resources necessary to secure stable jobs, fostering long-term self-sufficiency and economic independence for families.


Missouri's TEFAP emphasizes providing nutritious food options to low-income individuals and families. By partnering with a variety of local entities, the program ensures widespread distribution of food, catering to the needs of communities throughout Missouri.


Missouri Unemployment Insurance (UI) provides benefits to unemployed workers where such unemployment was not due to worker's fault. The purpose behind financial assistance is to help unemployed workers through the period of such unemployment. Financial assistance is temporary and lasts only until workers find new employment or go back to the earlier one.

Veterans Disability

As a sign of gratitude for their service, Missouri provides Veterans Disability Benefits to veterans who were injured or developed a medical condition related to their service. Along with disability benefits, Missouri veterans have access to Veterans Readiness and Employment, VA Pension, comprehensive healthcare services, and much more.


Missouri Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) offers weatherization benefits to income-eligible families in Missouri. These services will help low-income households reduce fuel dependency.


Missouri WIC provides numerous benefits such as nutrient-rich foods, referrals to health care and social services programs, and nutrition education to low-income women, infants, and children living in Ohio and facing nutrition risk.