Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Previously known as Food Stamps)
Will my citizenship or residency application be affected if I apply?
If you are a refugee, asylee, survivor of trafficking, domestic violence, VAWA self-petitioner, special immigrant juvenile, or current green-card holder applying for US citizenship, using SNAP benefits should NOT impact your citizenship application. If you do not fall into one of these classes, SNAP use by you or a citizen child may impact your citizenship application. If you have concerns or questions, it's best to consult an immigration attorney.
I heard that you can only get $16 a month. Is that true?
It depends on your income and family size. Many people get about $120 a month. Some people get only $16, but these funds can be rolled over from month to month. It is a great way to supplement your food budget.
What information will I need to apply?
•Proof of your identity
• Proof of income
• Birth certificate and social security card for everyone in your household
• Proof of citizenship or legal residence in the US
• Documentation of any medical or child care expenses.
This information has been provided in partnership with the following organizations
I want to apply for or renew my SNAP benefits.
Where can I get help?
There are multiple ways to apply for or renew your SNAP benefits. You can:
Find a SNAP Community Partner in your area at:
Apply online: healthearizonaplus.gov
Apply in person at a DES office: Find offices at des.az.gov
Visit arizonaselfhelp.org to find out if you can receive SNAP and other benefits.
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