We want to provide information to help you apply for the benefits you deserve.
We aren’t the government, and our company is private. We provide this information in a free guide.
If you’re trying to get assistance, we want to give you information so that you can:
- Understand the requirements for you to get benefits.
- Learn about the application process.
- Seek to get the most out of your benefits.
Table of Contents
- Want to learn about us?
- Where do we get our information?
- Are we the government?
- Is my information protected?
- Before applying for SNAP benefits, how do I know if my household might qualify?
- Can college students qualify for food stamps?
- Can I receive email notifications about the status of my food stamps application?
- After applying, how will I know if my household has been denied food stamps?
- How long will it take to receive my EBT card after I am approved for SNAP benefits?
- If any benefits remain in my EBT account at the end of the month, will these benefits remain on my card for the following month?
- What can I do if I am aware that someone else has my EBT card and knows my EBT Card PIN?
- If I am appealing a food stamps denial and prefer an in-person hearing to a hearing by phone, can I make a request?
- My benefit period will be over soon. Am I required to submit a renewal application even if my household has not undergone any changes?
1. Want to learn about us?
We are not affiliated with the government in any way. We are a private company that engaged writers to research the Food Stamps program and compiled a guide and the following answers to frequently asked questions. Our goal is to help you get the benefits that you need by providing useful information on the process. We are not providing legal or financial advice. If you need such advice please contact an attorney or a financial advisor.
2. Where do we get our information?
Our team of writers conducts online research about topics that are important to you. We find information that’s already online, but we put it together to make things easier for you. We do the online research. We call local offices and ask questions.
Then we take the information and give it to you in a way that’s clear and easy to understand.
3. Are we the government?
No, we are not the government. Our company is private. We find information that’s already online, but we put it together to make things easier for you. We want to give you the best help that we can.
4. Is my information protected?
5. Before applying for SNAP benefits, how can I know if my household qualifies?
To find out if you qualify for SNAP benefits, you can use an online screening tool depending on the state you live in. Also, you can have a look at their most common requirements.
6. Can college students qualify for food stamps?
While most students who go to college part-time or more do not qualify for food stamps, there are a few exceptions. College students that may qualify for food stamps are those who:
- Have a disability.
- Work more than 80 hours per month on average.
- Give at-home care for a child under the age of six.
7. Can I get email notifications about the status of my food stamps application?
Depending on the state you live in, you may be able to sign up for email notifications to keep you posted throughout the application process. You will probably need to complete a registration process online to receive these updates.
8. After applying, how can I know if my family has been denied food stamps?
You will either get a letter in the mail and/or a notification in your online account letting you know that you were denied. The notice will explain any reason(s) for the denial.
9. How long will it take to get my EBT card after I am approved for SNAP benefits?
Normally, your EBT card will arrive in the mail in no more than seven days after you get your SNAP benefits acceptance notice.
10. If I have any benefits in my EBT account at the end of the month, will these benefits be on my card for the following month?
Yes. Any remaining benefits are kept in your account balance.
11. What can I do if I know that someone else has my EBT card and knows my EBT Card PIN?
Make sure you contact EBT services by phone and create a new PIN.
12. If I am appealing a food stamps denial and prefer an in-person hearing to a hearing by phone, can I ask for it?
You can write o call the Office of Appeal Hearings in your state to let them know your preference.
13. My benefit period will be over soon. Do I need to submit a renewal application even if my family has not changed?
Yes. If you want to continue getting SNAP benefits after your benefit period ends, you need to send in a renewal application.