How to Apply for SNAP Food Stamps in Florida
Florida Department of Children and Families
Access Florida Program Access Florida is an automated system that allows users to have a great deal of control over their benefits using an online portal.
To apply for Food Stamps in Florida, locate the nearest Regional Office of the Department of Children and Families by clicking here or call the Florida SNAP Information Hotline at 1-866-762-2237. The State of Florida also allows residents to apply for Food Stamps online by using the Access Florida Program. (link: http://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/)
In order to apply for SNAP benefits in Florida, applicants must meet the criteria set forth by the USDA's SNAP Eligibility Requirements, as well as supplying the necessary documentation, including a Social Security Number for each household member, as requested by the state. While an applicant's personal real estate, personal vehicle and personal property do not disqualify a family from receiving benefits, countable assets such as bank accounts should not exceed $2000, or $3000 if the home has an elderly or disabled occupant. Households must have a gross monthly income at or below 130 percent of the Federal poverty guidelines. After allowable deductions, a household's monthly net income should be 100 percent or less of the Federal poverty guidelines in order to be eligible for SNAP. Finally, adults residing in a household must also meet work requirements as outlined by the program. For more details about eligibility, please click the link above or use the SNAP Pre-Screening Eligibility Tool. To see if you may be eligible to receive SNAP benefits in Florida, complete Florida's Prescreening Tool. (link: https://dcf-access.dcf.state.fl.us/access2florida/prescreening/welcome.do?performAction=init&mode=Inter)
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