> North Dakota Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Program promotes the general welfare and safeguards the health and well being of low income North Dakotans. SNAP benefits are provided to supplement an individual or a family's food budget. The amount of benefits a household receives is based on its size and income. An average of $2.4 million dollars per month is issued in SNAP benefits in the state of North Dakota. SNAP recipients are given a plastic debit card (Dakota EBT card). The store cashier runs the debit card through a point-of-sale device to subtract the recipient's purchase amount from their allotted benefits. North Dakota SNAP operates under the requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of North Dakota 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.
The SNAP application can be found at the following location:
To apply for this program, fill out the application and make an appointment to speak with a representative at your local county office:
Program Contact Information:
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