How To Apply For Food Stamps In North Dakota

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federally funded program that offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families. The program is run by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). If you live in this state and need to apply for a North Dakota EBT Card, then the information below shows you how to apply for food stamps in North Dakota. If you have additional questions or concerns about the North Dakota SNAP program or the EBT application process, please contact the North Dakota Department of Human Services for assistance.

Do I qualify for North Dakota Food Stamps?
Use this Pre-Screening Tool: Bridge to Benefits is a screening tool was developed by the Children's Defense Fund to help individuals and families learn if they might qualify for benefits from some North Dakota programs. It does not include the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

NOTE: Only by completing the application process, will you know with certainty whether you qualify. To apply, you may submit an application:

  • Online: Complete and submit an application online. The completed application will be directed to the appropriate county social service office.
  • Manually: Print and complete the Application for Assistance and then return it to your county social service office.
  • By Mail: You can contact your county social service office and request that an application be mailed to you.
  • For help completing an application, please contact your county social service office.

Things You Need to Know Before Applying for North Dakota SNAP
Before you apply, please visit the "Before You Apply for SNAP" document. This gives a brief overview of the information needed, why certain questions are asked, information about citizenship and immigration status and your rights and responsibilities. If you have questions about applying for SNAP, please contact your local county social services office.

If I qualify for the program, when do I get benefits?
If you qualify, benefits will be available within 30 days of applying. After the initial month, benefits become available on the first day of each month.

How much will my benefits be?
The table below shows the most you could get if you have no income. As your income goes up, the amount of benefits you will get may go down.

Household Size Amount
1 $194
2 $357
3 $511
4 $649
5 $771
6 $925
7 $1,022
8 $1,169
Each additional member $146
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