The Food Stamp Program is now called SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). It’s the same program with a new name.
What is SNAP?
SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which offers nutrition assistance to eligible individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP helps individuals and families purchase food at participating supermarkets, groceries, and farmers markets. This federally funded program was created to help income-eligible recipients eat well and stay healthy. The program is administered by the United States Department of Agriculture and the CT State Department of Social Services.
SNAP benefits are provided by a Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card—a plastic swipe card that looks and is used like a credit or debit card and is accepted at most grocery stores. SNAP benefits are deposited monthly to your EBT card.
Do I Qualify?
Answer a few income and household questions and we’ll tell you if you qualify for SNAP.
Associates from EHC!’s SNAP Call Center are available to assist you in applying for SNAP. Our associates can answer many questions that you may have regarding eligibility, documentation and income requirements, periodic review forms, redeterminations, and MyAccount set up for your State Department of Social Services personalized account. Clients can call and complete an application in 10-15 minutes. The call center operates in both Spanish and English. Just call our toll-free SNAP Call Center at 866-974-SNAP (7627).
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End Hunger CT! SNAP outreach project is funded through grants from FRAC and the USDA Food and Nutrition Service. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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