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Oklahoma Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

  • Listed: January 19, 2019 5:08 pm
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Description

Program Description

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is nationally cited as the “nutrition safety net of the nation”. In Oklahoma, food benefits are issued to more than 600,000 adults and children each month. The purpose of SNAP is to supplement eligible household’s monthly food budgets and raise nutritional levels of low income households causing an improvement in the general health of the nation as a whole. SNAP makes available the same food choices to all persons in an effort to meet a variety of individual needs. Nutrition education is also available and is personalized to meet specific needs of each household.

Eligibility for SNAP benefits is based on need. This means the amount of food benefits is based on the number of people in the household and the amount of income available to the households. The following information will be requested during the application process:

  1. Names and social security numbers for all household members
  2. Income (both earned and unearned) of all household members
  3. Shelter expense responsibility, such as rent or mortgage payments
  4. Utility expenses responsibility, such as electric, gas, water and garbage, etc.
  5. Out-of-pocket medical expenses responsibility if there is a disabled member of the household or a member age 60 or over
  6. Child support obligations
  7. Child care expenses.

Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Oklahoma. SNAP has an income test for each household applying for benefits. The maximum income standards are updated each year in January using Federal guidelines.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $15,444
2 $20,826
3 $26,208
4 $31,590
5 $36,972
6 $42,354
7 $47,749
8 $53,157

*For households with more than eight people, add $5,408 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

Application Process

If you are ready to apply for benefits, visit your local county Department of Human Services (DHS) office, a local One Stop center, or Social Security office to obtain an application. Your local DHS office can be found by visiting:
http://www.okdhs.org/countyoffices/Pages/default.aspx

Contact Information

For more information about this program, please visit:
http://www.okdhs.org/services/snap/Pages/default.aspx

For more information about Oklahoma SNAP, please email:
SNAP@okdhs.org

 

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