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SNAP is the new name for the Federal Food Stamp Program. It is designed to help low-income individuals and families supplement their income to purchase better quality and more nutritious food. If you are having trouble with every day food expenses, consider applying for SNAP benefits - It's a SNAP!
 

SNAP Outreach Coordinatorr: Oscar Sebastian
Phone: 302-734-1200 ext. 174 or 302-943-5154
Fax: 302-734-1265
E-mail: care.manager@modern-maturity.org

 

What can be bought with snap benefits?

Households can use snap benefits to buy:

  • Foods for the household to eat such as: Breads and cereals, fruits and vegetables, eats, fish, poultry, and dairy products.
  • Seeds and plants which produce food for the household to eat.
  • Soft drinks, candy, cookies, snack crackers and ice cream are food items and are, therefore, eligible items.
  • In some areas, restaurants can be authorized to accept SNAP benefits from qualified homeless, elderly or disabled people in exchange for low-cost meals.

Households CANNOT use snap benefits to buy:

  • Beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes or tobacco
  • Any nonfood items such as: pet foods, soaps and paper products, household supplies, and hot foods.
  • Energy drinks with nutrition facts are eligible, energy drinks with supplement facts are not eligible.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 
  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
     Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

SNAP Brochure

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I Eligible?

Qualification for food benefits is based on income, family relationships and expenses. If you meet the income levels below, it's likely that you would be eligible to receive food benefits. To qualify for the SNAP Program as Elderly, a person must be at least 60 years old.

Household
Size

Elderly/Disabled
Separate
Household
165% of
Poverty

Maximum
Gross
Monthly
Income
200% of
Poverty

1

$1,718

$2,082

2

$2,326

$2,820

3

$2,933

$3,556

 
Household income limits for persons under 60 years old is slightly lower to qualify for the regular SNAP Program. 
Household Size
Household’s Gross Income (130%) FPL)
1
$1,354
2
$1,832
3
$2,311
 

 

Why should I apply?

SNAP can relieve the need to sacrifice healthy food choices in order to pay for other essentials. If you receive SNAP benefits you will be given an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card that functions like a debit card to help pay for groceries.

How do I apply?

·  We offer application assistance! Call our SNAP outreach coordinator for an appointment! We will submit your paperwork for you and we promise to make the process easier.
Call Oscar Sebastian at (302) 734-1200 x174 or 302-943-5154.

·  To apply online, visit the Delaware ASSIST website at https://assist.dhss.delaware.go

What do I need?

In order to apply you will need a photo ID or other official document verifying your identity and date of birth as well as those of all the members of your household. You will also need your social security number, and proof of income such as social security award letter and pension statement. Always be sure to provide a valid phone number.


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