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Simplified Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)

North Carolina’s Simplified Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) is a demonstration project designed to deliver food assistance to elderly individuals receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SNAP is a simplified version of Regular Food and Nutrition Services (FNS).

Individuals must meet the following criteria to be eligible for SNAP:

All SNAP Cases are one person households. Regular Food and Nutrition Services eligibility factors do not apply to SNAP cases.  NOTE: Married individuals living in the same home cannot be considered a separate household.

Income and deductions are not considered when determining SNAP allotment amounts. Only shelter costs are used to determine the allotment amount. Allotment amounts for SNAP are as follows:

SNAP Application Procedures

Individuals applying for Regular Food and Nutrition Services will be evaluated for and authorized for SNAP if the criteria for SNAP is met and the SNAP allotment amount is equal to or greater than current allotment amount.    

Potential SNAP recipients are identified monthly via the North Carolina State Data Exchange (SDX) match process and are automatically mailed a SNAP Application.  Applications are process within 30 days from the date the application is received in the local dss agency.  Eligible households automatically receive an EBT card with PIN instructions once the SNAP application is approved.  SNAP cases are certified for 36 months.

SNAP Conversion Process

Current Food and Nutrition Services cases meeting the SNAP eligibility criteria will automatically convert to a SNAP case if the SNAP allotment amount is equal to or greater than current allotment amount.    

 

 

 

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