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 Montana EBT Card, then the information below shows you how to apply for food stamps in Montana. If you have additional questions or concerns about the Montana SNAP program or the EBT application process, please contact the Montana Human & Community Services Division for assistance.
Who Is Eligible For The Montana SNAP Program?
Where Do Households Go To Apply For Snap Benefits?
The intent of expedited services is to make food benefits available within seven calendar days of the application date to eligible households who meet the following criteria:
Income - Households who meet the gross and net income standards listed below may participate in SNAP. Households who meet the gross monthly income standard are then evaluated for the net monthly income standard after allowable deductions have been taken into consideration.
Resources of individuals that meet the Expanded Categorical Eligibility criteria are excluded. If all members of your household meet Expanded Categorical Eligibility criteria all household resources will be excluded. In order to determine if members of your household meet this criteria please contact your local Office of Public Assistance.
If the household does not meet Expanded Categorical Eligibility criteria, countable household resources cannot exceed:
The home you live in, vehicles, tax-preferred educational and retirement accounts, and combat-related military pay are excluded as resources. Households in which all household members are receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash assistance, tribal TANF cash assistance, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are not subject to a resource limit.
Allowable deductions for SNAP are listed below. The following deductions can be subtracted from countable income when determining a household's SNAP benefits: