Food Assistance Eligibility

Snap Benefits Food Stamps

You may be eligible for food assistance

If you apply for “SNAP” (also known as food stamps)

  • Your house, car, and savings do not count against you.
  • Older adults get extra credit toward SNAP for some health costs:
    • Health expenses over $35 per month
    • Premiums for Medicare, Part D, & other insurance
    • Medicines and hospital and doctor co-payments
    • Health costs you pay out of your own pocket

If you are able to apply for SNAP over the Internet

  • You may apply for free at
  • If you don’t have Internet at home, use a computer at your nearest public library. Librarians can help you find SNAP application info
  • Avoid application services that charge fees to tell you whether you are eligible for benefits

If you don’t know how to use a computer

  • Visit a local DCF service center or access a community partner
    • These offices are supposed to help people apply
  • Call 311, 211, United Way, or the County Human Service office

If your food benefits are denied, delayed, or stopped,

please call the Florida Senior Legal Helpline for free legal advice.