FOOD BENEFITS FOR TENNESSEANS
SNAP BENEFITS STOLEN? YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly called Food Stamps, provides money for low-income families to buy groceries. Eligible families receive an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card that they can use to buy food. EBT cards are like a debit or credit card and are swiped by the cashier at check-out. Money is loaded onto the card each month.
Need help applying for SNAP? Find assistance near you!
¿Necesitas ayuda para solicitar SNAP? ¡Encuentra asistencia cerca de ti!
SNAP is designed to respond quickly and efficiently to increases in need, such as job loss across the state and reduced work hours that leave Tennesseans with less pay. More than two-thirds of SNAP participants are in families with children, and a third are in households with seniors or people with disabilities. Scroll down to find out if you may be eligible to receive SNAP benefits.
Are you a senior age 60+ who needs help buying groceries? SNAP (Food Stamps) might be able to help. Contact us for or more information and a free eligibility screening. Call 615-675-9840 today!
Have you lost food that you purchased with SNAP dollars because of an emergency? You may qualify for replacement SNAP.
Replacement SNAP is available to current SNAP participants who either lost power for 12 or more hours or who have had a household misfortune. Take the following steps:
Submit the replacement SNAP request form to DHS within 10 days of the incident to qualify for replacement SNAP benefits.
If approved, benefits are loaded directly onto the existing EBT card.
Read more about replacement SNAP on TDHS’s webpage.
Disaster SNAP (D-SNAP) is another option that can help both SNAP and non-SNAP participants after damage caused by a natural disaster like a tornado or flood. D-SNAP is only available if the state request and receives a declaration from the President of the United States. More about D-SNAP here. And follow us on social media to get current information about D-SNAP availability following major storms in Tennessee.
HOW TO APPLY FOR SNAP
HOW TO FIND THE SNAP APPLICATION
HOW TO APPEAL A SNAP DECISION
WHO USES SNAP?
Nearly 1 in 6 of our Tennessee neighbors is eligible for SNAP.
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