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How To Apply For Food Stamps In Massachusetts

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

There are several ways to apply for Massachusetts SNAP benefits

Apply Online
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP is the new name for the Food Stamp Program. If you live in Massachusetts, you can complete the screening tool to see if you are eligible to apply for SNAP/Food Stamps online!

Note: If you have already submitted a SNAP application recently or your family is currently receiving SNAP, please STOP HERE and contact DTA at 1-877-382-2363 to inquire about the status of your SNAP application or your case.

The online application is for new applications only! If you are not able to access the online application, you may still apply by mail or fax. Proceed to the eligibility screening and SNAP Application.

Apply by Mail
Print and complete the SNAP application provided here and mail to: DTA Document Processing Center, P.O. Box 4406 Taunton, MA 02780-0420. To help them determine your eligibility for Massachusetts SNAP benefits, you may be asked to provide proofs of certain statements you have made.  You may submit those proofs by mailing or faxing them to DTA. Here is the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) Electronic Document Management (EDM) Mail/Fax Cover Sheet: (DTA EDM Mail/Fax Cover Sheet - ENGLISH) of DTA EDM Mail-Fax Cover Sheet (DTA EDM Mail/Fax Cover Sheet - SPANISH) (DTA EDM Mail/Fax Cover Sheet - PORTUGUESE). You will need to use it to submit your proofs. Just select and open the link and print the Cover Sheet. Attach this to your proofs and mail or fax to the address or fax number identified on the form.

Massachusets SNAP Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Massachusetts and fall into one of two groups: (1) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001, or (2) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $3,001 who share their household with a person or persons age 60 and over, or with a person with a disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself). In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $23,540
2 $31,860
3 $40,180
4 $48,500
5 $56,820
6 $65,140
7 $73,460
8 $81,780

*For households with more than eight people, add $8,320 per additional person.

For More Information
To get more information about SNAP/food stamp benefits and an application, call the Department of Transitional Assistance Assistance Line at 1-877-382-2363. SNAP benefits are available for qualified Massachusetts residents. For further information or for help filling out the application, please call 1-877-382-2363.

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