FNS Pre-Screening Tool Privacy Policy and Disclaimers

Protecting your privacy and confidentiality of information are very important to us. No identifying information, such as last names, addresses, or social security numbers will be collected in this website.

Any financial or household information collected will only be used to calculate possible SNAP eligibility and will not be saved. Some non-identifying data will be saved temporarily in order to evaluate the effectiveness of this tool.

During this Pre-Screening interview you will need to provide information on topics such as demographics, family/household members and living arrangements, earned income, unearned income, assets, motor vehicles, housing expenses such as rent/mortgage, utilities and taxes, adult and child care, child support and medical expenses. A brief optional survey at the end of the interview will also collect information regarding this Pre-Screening Tool.


The amount you actually receive may be different from the amount estimated in the pre-screening tool. Only your local SNAP office can determine your actual eligibility and the amount of SNAP benefits, if any, you will receive.

You may be able to get expedited SNAP benefits (no later than seven days after you complete your application) if:

  • Your gross monthly income plus any cash that you have on hand or in the bank is less than your rent plus your utilities or
  • Your gross monthly income is less than $150 and any cash that you have on hand or in the bank is less than $100.
  • You earn your income from migrant or seasonal farm work and any cash that you have on hand or in the bank is less than $100.

To get expedited SNAP benefits, go immediately to your local SNAP office.

If you have previously been disqualified from receiving SNAP benefits you may not receive correct results from this prescreening tool.

To review information about SNAP benefits and citizenship click here.