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SNAP helps people buy food for good health. It was formerly known as the Food Stamp Program.

Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)

You may be eligible if you have low or no income. You cannot be denied SNAP solely because you were denied for another economic assistance program.


Benefits are based on income, expenses and number household members.

  • Face-to-face interviews are required.
  • Application processing standard is 30 days from the date the application is filed.
  • Households must complete reviews every 6 months.
  • Reviews are due annually for households containing all elderly or disabled household members, none of   which are employed.
  • Certain changes must be reported by the 10th of the following month from the month the change   occurred.
  • Benefits are received on an EBT card.
  • Benefits cannot be used to buy hot food prepared for immediate consumption or non-food items such as   paper products, cleaning supplies, pet food, personal hygiene products, and alcohol or tobacco products.

SNAP benefit calculator:  https://www.nd.gov/dhs/snap/simplecalculator.aspx

SNAP fact sheet:  http://www.nd.gov/dhs/info/pubs/docs/before-you-apply-for-snap.pdf

SNAP brochure link:  http://www.nd.gov/dhs/info/pubs/docs/dn-1375.pdf

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Bismarck ND 58501-4058
OFFICE PHONE: 222-6670
FAX: 221-3384 Administration
FAX: 222-6476 Economic Assistance
FAX: 222-6644 Child & Family Services

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