How to Apply for SNAP  (formerly known as Food Stamps)

SNAP applications are processed by the CT Department of Social Services (DSS).  A person applying for SNAP fills out an application and submits the completed application, along with copies of the required documents, to DSS. DSS reviews the information, determines the monthly benefit amount and sends out the EBT (Food Stamp) cards. 

Gross Monthly Income Limits as of Oct 1, 2014
Household Size Monthly income
                    1                $1,800
                    2                $2,425
                    3                $3,052
                    4                $3,678
                    5                $4,303
                    6                $4,930
                    7                $5,556
                    8                $6,181

Each additional member $627.00

needed when applying for SNAP/Food Stamps: BRING COPIES!

-Proof of identify-photo ID/proof of citizenship
-Proof of residency and shelter costs-rental agreement or mortgage statement, utility bills (i.e. electric, gas, or oil), property taxes, and property insurance.
-Proof of income-4 recent paystubs, SS, SSI, SSD, pension etc.
-Budget Sheet
-If you are 60 years or more or disabled: Proof of Medicare premiums, monthly medical expenses, co-pays, and prescription

Use the EHC! prescreener to see if you qualify for SNAP or call 1-866-974-SNAP (7627) to use the CT SNAP information line.undefined

EHC! SNAP Outreach is funded through grants from the AARP Foundation, FRAC, and the USDA Food & Nutrition Services.


Emergency Food

End Hunger Connecticut! does not distribute food. If you live in Connecticut and are in an emergency food situation the following resources are available:

2-1-1     phone: dial 211

Hartford and Tolland Counties:
phone: 860-286-9999

Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, and Windham Counties:
Connecticut Food Bank  phone: 203-469-5000

End Hunger CT! SNAP outreach project is funded through grants from the AARP Foundation, Walmart Foundation, FRAC and the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.  This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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