Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal program which supplements households’ food budget. Participating households are given an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card with benefits added monthly. SNAP is a federal program provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service; however, the Florida Department of Children and Families is responsible for program administration, eligibility determinations, and benefit disbursement.
Who Is Eligible for SNAP?
In Florida, generally, households with children are eligible for SNAP if they have both a gross income equal to or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line (FPL) and a net income (gross income – deductions) below 100% FPL. Additionally, households in which everyone is receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are also eligible.
For more specific information on eligibility requirements, application processes, and eligibility determination please see the Economic Self-Sufficiency 2023 Annual Report.
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