What happens once I get to the Welfare office?
If appearing for an interview, you will meet with a caseworker who will
determine if you qualify for benefits, and the
amount. You will also receive information from the
caseworker or other staff about job requirements/opportunities and
If you are submitting a new application or reapplying for benefits, an interview will be scheduled and you will be
given an appointment date and time.
If I receive SNAP benefits can I qualify for other food programs?
SNAP clients are eligible to receive additional food through the USDA State Food Distribution Program. Information
regarding this program can be obtained at the Welfare Office
nearest you or by calling (800) 992-0900 ext. 2828 for
times/locations. Commodity food is distributed in
January, March, May, July, September and November of
each year. School age children are eligible for the School Lunch
and School Breakfast Programs (application for these
programs is made through the school.) The Special Supplemental
Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
provides additional food supplements.
Individuals who receive SSI from a cash-out state or
receive food commodities from an Indian Reservation food program
may not participate in the Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program (SNAP) at the same time. This is considered
How soon will I get benefits?
Your SNAP benefits will be authorized or be notified you are ineligible for the program within 30 days after you turn in your application. If you are eligible for expedited service, you will be authorized SNAP benefits within a few days, but no later than seven (7) days from application.