Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly the Food Stamp Program) helps individuals and families buy nutritious food. The program provides a monthly allotment of benefits on an Electronic Benefit Transfer card (EBT). It is not necessary to be receiving other public assistance in order to be eligible, but people do not receive SNAP benefits automatically. You must apply and be found eligible.
To find out if you are eligible for SNAP, visit the program’s page at dhhs.ne.gov. You can also contact the SNAP Assistance Hotline at (855) 444-5556, where SNAP Outreach staff can assist you.
To fill out an application online, visit dhhs.ne.gov.
Documents you may need to apply:
- Personal identification including driver’s license or photo ID and social security numbers for each member applying for benefits.
- Proof of expenses such as rent or mortgage bills, tax statements, and utility bills.
- Proof of income for the last 30 days, including employment pay stubs, Social Security income, child support, etc.