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Question Where can I apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)?

Answer You can now apply for SNAP online, by mail, fax, or in person at your local Department of Social Services or SNAP office.

  • Apply Online - You may apply for SNAP using the internet if you live in New York State by going to, myBenefits.ny.gov. After your application is filed, the local Department of Social Services or SNAP office will review your information, conduct an interview, and determine your household's eligibility for SNAP.
  • Apply by mail, fax or in person - You may apply by filing an application by mail, fax, or in person at your local Department of Social Services or SNAP office. The current SNAP/Food Stamp application form is available to print in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Haitian-Creole, Korean and Russian. To find out the location of your nearest SNAP office, contact your local Department of Social Services.
  • In many locations throughout New York State, community organizations and nutrition outreach providers can help you get and complete an application for SNAP. After your application is filed, the local Department of Social Services or SNAP office will review the application, conduct an interview, and determine your household’s eligibility for SNAP. For further information about SNAP, you may contact your local Department of Social Services or if you need more general information about the program call the Office of Temporary and Disability Services toll-free hotline at 1-800-342-3009 and press “1” for SNAP, or visit the SNAP website.

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    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

    Information on obtaining SNAP benefits
    URL: http://otda.ny.gov/programs/snap/

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