In an effort to reduce costs, improve service and reduce the amount of time needed for processing, many states have turned to the Internet for processing a food stamp application.
People that need to apply for food assistance may do so at any time of day by signing on to their state agency that issues food stamps. Some states refer to this agency as Health and Human Services, 먹튀검증 Department of Children and Families or simply the Welfare Office. A quick visit to your state home page will guide you to the proper office.
The process for applying for help is time consuming. You will need anywhere between 30 and 60 minutes to complete the application. The length of time will depend on your Internet speed and the size of your family.
Once you begin you will need to list every member of your family that is living in your household. This must include people that you are not claiming for benefits also. For the people you are claiming, you will need their Social Security number and a copy of their birth certificate to fax in at a later period.
You will need to report all forms of income. This will include payroll, child support or any self employment earnings. You will need to provide this information for every adult member of the family. You will also need to disclose any savings account, checking account or investments you may have.
You will need to report what type of car you drive and the amount that is owed on the car. Some states require a list of other personal assets. This will depend specifically on your state.
You will need to provide school information on the children residing in the home as well as any person that requires constant medical care. All these things are used to determine your benefits.
You will need to provide employer information, and many states require additional paperwork to be filled out by your employer.
Once you have completed all the information you will need to provide an electronic signature authorizing the agency to verify all the information you provided. During the verification period, the agency may request additional information be faxed or brought into their office, or you may require an interview.
The entire process should take about thirty days from the first day you apply, not counting holidays.