Do you need help paying for food?
Should you be getting SNAP (food stamps)?
Check the income limits below!
Most people with total income under 130% of the poverty level are eligible for some SNAP benefits. Some people under 185% are eligible.
- If you might be eligible, apply at the CT Department of Social Services (DSS). To apply:
If you give DSS the information it needs, you should get a decision by 60 days from the day you give DSS your name, address and signature on an application form. You should get a decision in 7 days if you are homeless or you have very low-income.
Complete the DSS redetermination papers on time. If not, you will lose your SNAP!
- If your income goes over 130% in a month, report it to DSS right away!
If you have problems getting SNAP, call Statewide Legal Services at 1-800-453-3320 or apply online from a desktop computer for help from SLS at http://slsct.org.
You can find your estimated SNAP amount, and no/low-cost food information, at http://www.endhungerct.org.