Social Services Administration
Get help paying for groceries with SNAP. SNAP benefits are sometimes called food stamps. They come on a debit card that you can use at many grocery stores and farmers markets. SNAP benefits can help you feed your family with fresh and healthy groceries. If you are eligible, you will receive your benefits within 30 days You must be a US citizen or have satisfactory immigration status to receive SNAP; a worker will help you determine your status when you apply Requires proof of identity, where you live, and income You can allow someone who knows your household situation apply for you Apply online, in person, by fax, or by mail You will have to complete an interview after you submit your application. This program looks at several things to decide if you are eligible. They include: how much money you earn how much money you receive from benefits how many people are in your house your citizenship or immigration status With a few questions, we can help you find out if you may be eligible.
There are a number of ways you can apply for SNAP: Apply online using ACCESS HRA. Apply in person at any SNAP Center or at a participating community-based organization (CBO). If you are applying for Cash Assistance you may apply for SNAP Benefits at the same time at an HRA Job Center. Apply by mail or fax: download the application or call the HRA Infoline at 718-557-1399 to have an application mailed to you. Fax your competed application to 917-639-1111 or mail it to:
Division of SNAP Services, Mail Application & Referral Unit (MARU)
Brooklyn, NY, 11201. Go to ACCESS HRA. Create an ACCESS HRA account or log in to an existing one. Fill out the SNAP application and submit it. Send your documents to HRA in one of the following ways. Scan your documents using the NYC HRA Document Upload app available for free on the iTunes Store (for iPhones) or the GooglePlay Store (for Android phones). Mail copies of your documents to: PO Box 29008, Brooklyn, NY, 11202-9816. Take your documents to your local Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to submit to HRA. After you submit your application, you will be contacted to do an eligibility interview. You can do your interview over the telephone without having to come into a SNAP center.
You can check the status of your application by going to ACCESS HRA. You will need to recertify for SNAP once every year. The SNAP office will mail you a recertification packet for you to complete and mail back to HRA or recertify online on ACCESS HRA. Once you submit your recertification, you will be able to set up your preferred interview date and time by calling the On Demand interview phone line at 718-SNAP-Now (718-762-7669). Apply online Print a paper application, pick one up from a SNAP Center, or call the HRA Infoline at 718-557-1399 to have a paper application mailed to you. Mail the application and copies of your documents to:
Division of SNAP Services, Mail Application & Referral Unit (MARU),
Brooklyn, NY, 11201. Download the form https://access.nyc.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/SNAP_ApplandRecert_EN.pdf ; Print a paper application, pick one up from a SNAP Center, or call the HRA Infoline at 718-557-1399 to have a paper application mailed to you. Gather the documents you'll need to include with your application. Drop your completed application off at a SNAP Center near you. You can make copies of your documents at the center. You can also apply for SNAP at a community-based organization (CBO) in your neighborhood. Experts can help you submit your application, and the necessary documents. Find a location Call 311 Ask for SNAP. Visit the SNAP website to find out more information. Call the HRA Infoline at 718-557-1399 for assistance applying for SNAP. Visit a SNAP center near or your local community-based organization (CBO) to get help in person. Visit a SNAP Center or Community Organization Find a SNAP center near you. Find your local community-based organization.
required_document To be found eligible for SNAP you will need to prove the following: Your identity: such as a photo ID, or mortgage records. Your income (if any): such as a recent pay stub, current tax return, or military service records. Receiving SNAP will not affect your immigration case or lead to deportation. See the SNAP document guide to see what else you can use as proof.
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required_document driver's license, passport, naturalization certificate, or hospital records. Where you live: such as a statement from your landlord, current rent receipt, lease
required_document or an Unemployment Insurance Benefit statement. Citizenship or immigration status: such as your birth certificate, U.S. passport
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