Question: How can I apply for Emergency Food Stamps?
When you submit your Food Stamps application, it is reviewed for expedited (or emergency) service. This review is based on the information you entered on the food stamps application. It is important for you to fill out the expedited questions on the application so you can be considered for this service
If you qualify, you will be given an interview appointment for the same day or the following day and if you qualify for expedited benefits you will receive them by the 7th day after applying. Benefits are NEVER received the same day as the application.
To qualify for expedited benefits you must:
- Have less than $150 in gross monthly income and liquid resources (cash/ checking/savings) of $100 or less in the month of the application.
- Have monthly rent/mortgage and utilities that are more than your gross monthly income and liquid resources.
The only verification needed for the first month is identity. Other verification may be pending until up to the 30th day. You will not receive any more benefits until the pended verification is provided.