> Oklahoma Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is nationally cited as the "nutrition safety net of the nation". In Oklahoma, food benefits are issued to more than 400,000 adults and children each month. The purpose of SNAP is to raise nutritional levels of low income households causing an improvement in the general health of the nation as a whole. SNAP makes available the same food choices to all persons in an effort to meet a variety of individual needs. Nutrition education is also available and is personalized to meet specific needs of each household.
Eligibility for SNAP benefits is based on need. This means the amount of food benefits is based on the number of people in the household and the amount of income and resources available to the households. The following information will be requested during the application process:
- Names and social security numbers for all household members
- Income (both earned and unearned) of all household members
- Resource information for all household members, such as ownership of vehicles, property, checking accounts, savings accounts, stocks, bonds, etc.
- Shelter expense, such as rent or mortgage payments
- Utility expenses, such as electric, gas, water and garbage, etc.
- Medical expenses if there is a disabled member of the household or a member over the age of 65
- Child support obligations
- Child care expenses
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Oklahoma. SNAP has both an income and resource test for each household applying for benefits. The maximum income standards are updated each year on October 1 using Federal guidelines. 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 current resource maximum standards are: $3,000 in countable resources for households with a member age 60 or older, or disabled person of any age; $2,000 in countable resources for other households. Countable resources include liquid resources such as cash on hand, money in checking and savings accounts, stocks, bonds, CDs; non-liquid resources such as land, buildings, personal property (not household goods).
If you are ready to apply for benefits, visit your local county DHS office, a local One Stop center, or Social Security office to obtain an application. Your local DHS office can be found by visiting:
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