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 residents who meet specific eligibility requirements can receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. This federal program is designed to support Utahns who are unable to work due to a disability.


Utah's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides support to families in economic distress, with a strong emphasis on work participation. Eligible families receive financial aid to cover basic needs, coupled with resources and training aimed at improving employability. The program's goal is to teach parents and guardians the skills needed to achieve stable employment and financial independence.


The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) in Utah leverages USDA commodities to offer food assistance to low-income families and individuals across the state. Through partnerships with local food banks and pantries, TEFAP in Utah plays an important role in addressing hunger and improving access to nutritious foods for those who need it most.


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.

Veterans Disability

Utah provides Veterans Disability Benefits to veterans who were injured or developed a medical condition during their active military service. Along with disability benefits, Utah veterans can access VA Life Insurance, Veterans Readiness and Employment, VetSuccess on Campus programs, and much more.


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.