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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Pre-Screening Eligibility Tool
Group of people Begin Pre-Screening Tool
This Pre-Screening Tool can be used to determine if you may be eligible to receive SNAP benefits. This Pre-Screening Tool is not an application for SNAP. An application for SNAP benefits must be made at your local SNAP Office. Click here to find the office that serves your area.

Before you begin, you may want to look up the amounts of your earnings, rent or mortgage, utility bills, child support, day care expenses, medical bills (if you are 60 or older, or disable), child support payments or SSI, social security or VA payments. Please note that if you live in California and receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits because special rules may apply you may not be eligible for SNAP. For more information, you should contact your county assistance office.
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OMB Control Number: 0584-0519
Expiration Date: 1/31/2015

Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 10 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services, Office of Research, Nutrition and Analysis, Room 1014, Alexandria, VA 22302. Do not return the completed form to this address.
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  • You may also be eligible to receive other government benefits besides SNAP.
    For a tool that can tell you about those programs, go to the GovBenefits website. It is available here.

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