Food Supplement Program

    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a food supplemental program that enables low-income families to buy a variety of food that is the basis for better nutrition. Benefits are issued electronically to the family's Delaware Food First card each month. This is an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. The Food Supplement Program recipient uses this card at local grocery stores to access his/her food benefit.

    The United States Department of Agriculture, Food & Nutrition Service (FNS), is the federal agency responsible for overseeing the Food Supplement Program. Please see our Related Links page for the FNS website.

    To apply for (SNAP) food supplement benefits click here

    Eligibility

    Eligibility for Delaware's Food Supplement Program is based on factors such as who lives and eats together, relationship in the home and household income. All children who are 21 years of age and younger and live with their parents must apply for food benefits with their parents. Applications for the Food Supplement Program must be U.S. Citizens or eligible aliens to qualify. Individuals who receive TANF, GA or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) do not need to meet an income test to receive food benefits. The maximum gross monthly income limit for most households is set at 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Currently, there is no resource test for most households that meet the 200% FPL maximum gross monthly income limit.

    Food Supplemental Program

    FOOD BENEFIT INCOME ELIGIBILITY LIMITS AND MAXIMUM BENEFIT AMOUNTS October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022 Household Size Maximum Gross Monthly Income 200% FPL Gross Monthly Income Limit 130% FPL Net Monthly Income Limit 100% FPL Maximum Monthly Benefit Amount 1 $2,148 $1,396 $1,074 $250 2 $2,904 $1,888 $1,452 $459 3 $3,660 $2,379 $1,830 $658 4 $4,418 $2,871 $2,209 $835 5 $5,174 $3,363 $2,587 $992 6 $5,930 $3,855 $2,965 $1,190 7 $6,688 $4,347 $3,344 $1,316 8 $7,444 $4,839 $3,722 $1,504 *For each additional person add $758 $492 $379 $188

    Additional Food Assistance Resources

    • SNAP Online Purchasing Program - Buy groceries online with your Delaware EBT card.
    • WIC - Women Infant and Children - Helps low-income women, infants & children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk.
    • School Nutrition Programs
    • Community Food and Nutrition Program
    • USDA - Recipe Finder

    To check the amount on your EBT card, you can:

    • Check your balance on your last grocery receipt.
    • Log into ConnectEBT.com
    • Call Conduent customer service at 1-800-526-9099
    • Download the FREE FreshEBT APP

    If you are in need of emergency food assistance, please contact:

    Delaware 211 to find the nearest food pantry or distribution site:

    • Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-560-3372
    • Text (302)231-1464
    • Visit 211 Service

    Local Delaware State Service Center

    SNAP Nondiscrimination Statement for Food Benefit Applicants and Recipients:

    In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact the USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (833)620-1071, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant's name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date or an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to:

    1. Mail:

      Food and Nutrition Service, USDA

      1320 Braddock Place, Room 334

      Alexandria, VA 22314; or

    2. Fax:

      (833)256-1665 or (202)690-7442; or

    3. Email:

      FNSCIVILRIGHTSCOMPLAIN[email protected]

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

    DO NOT SEND APPLICATION OR RENEWAL DOCUMENTS TO THE ADDRESS, FAX NUMBER, OR EMAIL LISTED IN THIS NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT.

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    Source: www.dhss.delaware.gov

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