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SNAP / HIP Access

HIP puts money back on your EBT card* when you use SNAP to buy healthy, local fruits and vegetables from HIP farm vendors.

*up to a monthly cap of $40, $60, or $80

Enrollment

Growing Places – official SNAP outreach and enrollment partner with the DTA; can contact DTA on your behalf and manage your application

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SNAP

877-382-2363
www.mass.gov/snap-benefits-formerly-food-stamps
Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps.

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DTA

Official SNAP outreach and enrollment partner with the DTA; can contact DTA on your behalf and manage your application

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What are SNAP Benefits?

 

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, is a federal assistance program designed to help low-income individuals and families afford nutritious food. SNAP provides eligible participants with an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, which can be used like a debit card to purchase groceries at authorized retailers.

Eligibility

To qualify for SNAP benefits, you must meet certain income and resource requirements. Eligibility is determined based on factors such as household size, income level, and expenses. The program is open to:

  • Low-income families with children

  • Pregnant women and new mothers

  • Individuals with disabilities

  • Seniors on fixed incomes

  • Unemployed individuals or those with low work hours

 

How to Apply

Applying for SNAP benefits is a simple and confidential process. You can start your application by visiting the official SNAP website or by contacting your local SNAP office. When applying, be prepared to provide information about your household's income, expenses, and assets.  Please see the links above.

Benefits of SNAP

SNAP benefits play a crucial role in reducing food insecurity and promoting a healthier lifestyle for vulnerable populations. By participating in SNAP, you gain access to:

  1. Nutritious Food Choices: SNAP benefits allow you to purchase a wide range of healthy foods, including fruits, vegetables, dairy products, meat, poultry, and grains.

  2. Improved Health Outcomes: Access to nutritious food can lead to better overall health and well-being, especially for children and pregnant women.

  3. Financial Relief: SNAP benefits help stretch tight budgets, allowing families to allocate more resources to other essential needs like housing, utilities, and healthcare.

  4. Economic Stimulus: SNAP benefits inject funds into local economies, as participants spend their benefits at authorized grocery stores and markets.

 

Useful Resources

The above website offers a wealth of resources to help you understand and navigate the SNAP benefits program. Here are some of the tools and information available:

  • Eligibility Calculator: Determine if you may qualify for SNAP benefits by using our easy-to-use eligibility calculator.

  • Application Assistance: Find step-by-step guidance on completing your SNAP application, with tips to ensure a smooth process.

  • Document Checklist: Download a checklist of required documents to prepare for your SNAP application.

  • Authorized Retailers: Locate stores and markets in your area where you can use your SNAP benefits to purchase groceries.

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Browse through commonly asked questions and find answers to help clarify any doubts you may have.

 

Get Started Today

We understand the importance of food security and want to help you and your family access the nutrition you need. Apply for SNAP benefits today and take a step towards a healthier, more secure future. For any questions or assistance, feel free to reach out to our dedicated team.

 

Note: The information provided here is based on the knowledge available up to September 2021. Eligibility criteria and program details may have changed since then. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the official SNAP website or contact your local SNAP office.

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