The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) provides nutritional assistance benefits to children and families, the elderly, the disabled, unemployed and working families. SNAP helps supplement monthly food budgets of families with low-income to buy the food they need to maintain good health and allow them to direct more of their available income toward essential living expenses. The program provides monthly benefits through an electronic benefit card (EBT). Benefit amounts are determined based upon the monthly gross and net income of a household, for the number of individuals in the household.
Households must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to receive SNAP benefits:
- household members must either be U.S. citizens or legal immigrants,
- the household must not be over the resource limit of $2,250 or $3,550 for elderly or disabled household members.
- the household must not exceed the standard monthly gross income limit for the size of the household; and,
- eligible adult household members must cooperate with work requirements
See additional eligibility considerations at: https://www.tn.gov/humanservices/for-families/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap-eligibility-information.html
How to get started
- Apply Online
- Find the location closest to you below, and use their contact information.
- All Ages of Children
- Full Family Support
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