Written by Vanessa Wit
If you are struggling to put meals on the table for yourself or your family, then it is time to ask for help. There is a federally funded food assistance program available in every state including Minnesota. Maybe it is time for you to learn more about your options. Read on as we try to simplify the Food Stamp program for you.
All Minnesota residents can be eligible if all other standards are met:
and everywhere in between.
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In the state of Minnesota, the food stamp program is called SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).
If you need help now, there is an expedited option- called Expedited SNAP. You can first check with Minnesota Hunger Partners and the Minnesota Food Helpline (1-888-711-1151) who can direct you to food banks and food shelves. Outside of this, expedited SNAP benefits may be an option if you qualify and are in dire need. Everything is sped up within this process to get funds to you fast.
The main item is to confirm that you are at or below 165% of the federal poverty guidelines. You can find out exact numbers at your local county offices. SNAP benefits are available in all 87 Minnesota counties.
One convenient way to apply for food stamps in Minnesota is online. Fill out the form online to the best of your ability. If there is some information you are not sure about or do not have, you can discuss this with your case manager.
You can also fill out the form, which you can either download online or pick up at your local county human services agency. After filled out to the best of your ability, return to your local county human services office. The form and instructions are available in 10 languages.
If you have any questions about the application process or where to submit the forms you can contact the SNAP Hotline at 651-431-4050 in the Twin Cities metro area or 800-657-3698 in Greater Minnesota.
You can always contact SNAP if you are having any issues with your benefits and the funds you should be receiving on your debit card. To reach the appropriate people, call SNAP Hotline at 651-431-4050 in the Twin Cities metro area or 800-657-3698 in Greater Minnesota.
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