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Missouri Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Food/Nutrition > Missouri Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

 

Program Description:

Each participating household receives an allotment of food benefits based on the USDA's "Thrifty Food Plan." This allotment is adjusted annually according to the U. S. Department of Labor's analysis of the cost of food. Missouri Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) is the method by which households receive and use SNAP benefits. Households may use their Missouri EBT card in any grocery store or retail location anywhere in the United States that has been authorized by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service and displays the Quest? sign. The benefits may be used to purchase any food or food products prepared for human consumption except alcoholic beverages and tobacco, hot foods, or foods prepared for immediate consumption. Benefits may also be used to buy seeds and plants for use in gardens to produce food for the personal consumption of the household. Under certain conditions, members of the eligible households who are 60 years of age or older may use the benefits to pay for home delivered meals and other meals prepared for elderly persons. While GovBenefits.gov provides a high-level capability to pre-screen for SNAP benefits in Missouri, you can learn more about how much you may be eligible to receive by using a pre-screening tool for SNAP published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration, Food and Nutrition Service.

 

General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Missouri and fall into one of two groups: (1) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001, or (2) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $3,001 who share their household with a person or persons age 60 and over, or with a person with a disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself). For either group, you must also have an annual household income of less than $14,079 if one person lives in the household; $18,941 if two people live in the household; $23,803 if three people live in the household; $28,665 if four people live in the household; $33,527 if five people live in the household; $38,389 if six people live in the household; $43,251 if seven people live in the household; or $48,113 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $4,862 for each additional person in the home.

 

Status

Active

 

Loan Terms:

Not Applicable

 

Application Process:

Anyone may apply for SNAP in Missouri. To apply, complete the SNAP application form and return it to your local Family Support Division (FSD) office. An application is available on our website at:
http://www.dss.mo.gov/fsd/fstamp/pdf/fs1_1006.pdf

Instructions for completing this form are also available on our website at:
http://www.dss.mo.gov/fsd/fstamp/pdf/im-31fenglish.pdf

You can return the application in person, by mail or by fax. View address information for FSD county offices at:
http://www.dss.mo.gov/fsd/office/index.htm

 

Program Contact Information:

For more information on this program, please visit the following site:
http://www.dss.mo.gov/fsd/fstamp/

An interview must be completed to determine your eligibility for food stamp benefits. The interview can be by phone or in-person.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration, Food and Nutrition Service pre-screening tool:
http://www.snap-step1.usda.gov/fns/

 

Managing Agency:

Missouri
http://www.mo.gov/




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