Last Updated on October 6, 2023 by Lori Pace
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides benefits for low-income families in Delaware to help them buy their own food. This program is designed to end hunger and malnutrition in the state, so that everyone can have the food they need for healthy living. SNAP program also offers a wide range of benefits for qualified households, including elderly and disabled residents of Delaware.
As a Food Stamps Unit, the program offers benefits to households. The program counts people who live together, buy food together, and prepare meals together as one household unit. Delaware SNAP considers children under 22 years old and those living with their parents to be part of the household.
Who Administers SNAP Benefits In Delaware?
The Department of Human Services (DHS), which administers the program, distributes benefits via an Electronic Benefit Transfer card (EBT). Once issued, qualified applicants are automatically credited with EBT cards. To purchase food or supplies, the card holder may use it in any state-approved store.
Applying for Delaware Food Stamps is simple. ASSIST offers electronic applications to applicants. If you have an account with Delaware ASSIST, you can submit a resume.
Eligibility Requirements To Receive SNAP Benefits In Delaware
The following eligibility requirements are required to receive Food Stamps in Delaware:
- US citizen, or a qualified alien.
- Delaware resident
- Meet the income guidelines for the program
(Income guidelines are not required for households already enrolled in SSI or TANF programs.)
To meet income requirements, the household income must be below 130% of Federal Poverty Limit (FPL)
According to 130% FPL, a household consisting of one person should have a gross monthly income less than $1211 for a household with two or more members. It should be lower than $1640 for solitary members and below $2069 for those with three members. For four members, the income limit is $2498.
Children under 22 years old living with their parents are eligible for Food Stamps (SNAP). They will need to apply for benefits together with their parents, and not separately, in order to be eligible for the program.
To determine your eligibility online, visit Delaware ASSIST website. Click ‘Do You Qualify?’ You can find the right sidebar.
Food Stamps Application Instructions
To apply for Delaware Food Stamps (SNAP), the following options exist:
ASSIST Website Application
The Delaware ASSIST website allows you to apply online for SNAP benefits. ASSIST offers quick and easy online access to a variety of services in Delaware.
On-Site Application (DHSS OFFICE)
You can also apply to Food Stamps (SNAP), benefits through the office of Delaware Health and Social Services. Download the application here. Once you have downloaded the application, please complete it completely and ensure that you are only stating the truth. False statements in an application can result in severe penalties.
Before you can receive SNAP benefits, all information in your application must be proven. To avoid any future problems, notify DHSS immediately if you notice any changes to your application.