How do I apply for New York Food Stamps?

Question: How do I apply for New York Food Stamps?

There are four different ways to apply for New York NY Food Stamps.  You can now apply for New York SNAP online, by mail, fax, or in person at your local Department of Social Services or SNAP office.

Apply Online – You may apply for New York Food Stamps using the internet if you live in New York State by going to myBenefits.ny.gov. After your application is filed, the local Department of Social Services or SNAP office will review your information, conduct an interview/fingerprint, and determine your household’s eligibility for SNAP.

Apply by mail, fax or in person – You may apply by filing an application by mail, fax, or in person at your local Department of Social Services or SNAP office. The current SNAP Application and How to Complete the SNAP Application forms are available. To find out the location of your nearest New York SNAP office, contact your local Department of Social Services.

In many locations throughout New York State, community organizations and nutrition outreach providers can help you get and complete an application for SNAP/Food Stamps.

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