SNAP- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Do you need help buying fresh, nutritious food? You may be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps. 

What you needfor Apply for SNAP benefits (food stamps)

To apply for SNAP benefits, you need to provide personal information. This includes your Social Security number (if you have one), birth date, home address (if you have one), income, and expenses. SNAP has certain income guidelines. You can view the SNAP eligibility charts to find the guideline that applies to your household. 

You may need more information in certain situations:

  • If you are applying for other people in your household, you will need their personal information
  • If you want someone to apply or get SNAP benefits for you, you will need their contact information

You will need to verify your income, expenses and other information:

Below are the ways you can apply for SNAP benefits. You cannot apply over the phone.


Online at Mass.gov