How To Apply For Food Stamps In Washington

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 Washington Quest Card, then the information below shows you how to apply for food stamps in Washington. If you have additional questions or concerns about the Washington SNAP program or the EBT application process, please contact the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services for assistance.

How to apply for Washington food stamps
You can get the application at your local Community Services Office (CSO) ,or you can call and ask that an application be sent to you. You may complete an on-line application by using the WashingtonConnection.org web site. On WashingtonConnection.org you can:

Persons in AU 130% of Poverty Guidelines
1 $1,276
2 $1,726
3 $2,177
4 $2,628
5 $3,078
6 $3,529
7 $3,980
8 $4,430
9 $4,881
10 $5,332
Each additional member $451

Do you need to print the application? A printable version of the application is available in English and Spanish.

Turn in your application

You can get the application at your local Community Services Office (CSO) ,or you can call and ask that an application be sent to you. You may complete an on-line application by clicking here. Use the on-line application to:

  • Start a new application.
  • Report a change.
  • Submit an eligibility review.

Some programs don't require an interview; others do. At the end of your interview you will be told whether or not additional information, or verification, is needed to make a decision on your case. If more information is needed, we will always request it in writing.

Submit requested information
You can mail us requested information to our office. Please do not turn in original documents. If you bring items to our office, you can request a receipt.

When all information is received, we decide if you qualify for services
We can serve you better if we get all the information we request in a timely manner. Please ask if you need help getting information. If we do not receive all the information, you may not get all the benefits you need. When a decision is made on your case you will get a decision in writing.

We Will Provide You Help

  • If you need an interpreter, we will provide you one quickly, at no cost to you.
  • If you need help filling out forms or other services, our office staff can help you.
  • If you are hearing impaired, all offices have TTY or Voice Relay service.

Who is eligible for Washington food stamps?
Washington State residents who meet:

Legal immigrants who are not eligible for federal basic food solely due their immigration status may be eligible for the state Food Assistance Program (FAP).

Benefits
Your Basic Food benefits are based on your family size and income.

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