Question: What are Food
and Nutrition Services and how are they issued?
Answer: Food and Nutrition Services help low-income individuals purchase food. Authorized benefits are placed into accounts at a bank. The benefits are accessed at grocery stores using Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards. EBT cards work like debit cards. For more information or instructions on how to use the card, please contact your local county Department of Social Services or visit the US Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services web site.
- The number of people in the household
- The amount of income received by the people in the household
- The household's shelter expenses. This includes rent, mortgage, lot rent, homeowner's insurance, property taxes, and utility bills.
- The amount you are responsible to pay for medical expenses that are not reimbursed. You must be 60 or older or disabled in order to receive this deduction.
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