To apply for benefits contact this office during office hours as posted.
Rhode Island DHS Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Food Stamps
You can apply for Food Stamps at this local office
Apply online at https://dhs.ri.gov/about-us/dhs-offices
After your application has been accepted, you will need to get an interview at a local DHS Office such as this.
Eligibility and benefit amounts are based on:
Number of people living in the household
SNAP has two income levels:
Households without an older adult (someone age 60 or older) or someone with a disability may qualify if their income is less than 185 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
Households with an older adult or someone with a disability may qualify if their income is less than 200 percent of the FPL.
Eligbility For SNAP
Your household must meet certain requirements to be eligible for SNAP and receive benefits. If your State agency determines that you are eligible to receive SNAP benefits, you will receive benefits back to the date you submitted your application. Visit the Pre screening tool to see if you qualify: https://www.snap-step1.usda.gov/fns/
What Happens After You Apply
In most cases it takes 30 day to processs your application. But.. during the 30 days you must complete an eligibility interview and give proof (verification) of the information you provided. The interview is typically completed over the telephone or in-person. If you are found eligible, you will receive benefits based on the date you submitted your application.
How Long Can I Receive SNAP For?
If you are found eligible, you will receive a notice that tells you how long you will receive SNAP benefits for; this is called your certification period. Before your certification period ends, you will receive another notice that says you must recertify to continue receiving benefits. Your local SNAP office will provide you with information about how to recertify.
SNAP Work Requirements
People must meet work requirements to be eligible for SNAP. These work requirements include:
Registering for work;
Not voluntarily quitting a job or reducing hours;
Taking a job if offered; and
Participating in employment and training programs, if assigned by the State.
Failure to comply with these requirements can result in disqualification from the Program.
In addition, able bodied adults without dependents are required to work or participate in a work program for at least 20 hours per week in order to receive SNAP benefits for more than 3 months in a 36-month period.
Some special groups may not be subject to these requirements including:
Pregnant women; and
People who are exempt for physical or mental health reasons.
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