Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP provides supplemental nutrition benefits to help students and families experiencing food insecurity, so they can purchase healthy food and strive for self-sufficiency.


  • Proof of Identity
  • Healthy adults 18-50 years old, with no dependents, not working nor in a work training program, may receive SNAP for 3 months in a 3 year period
  • Household gross income limit ≤ 200% Federal Poverty Level
  • Deductions on household expenses include shelter expenses, dependent care, medical expenses, utilities, and earned income deductions
  • Must be a Florida resident
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have qualified noncitizen status
  • Must have Social Security Number or proof they applied for one
  • Certain individuals must provide child support cooperation 
  • Most households can have vehicles, bank accounts, and property assets and still qualify for benefits
  • Must report when total monthly gross income > 130% Federal Poverty Level per household size within 10 days
  • Must report when adult work hours < 80 hours per month within 10 days


  • College students enrolled at least half time, in some circumstances
  • Conviction of drug trafficking
  • Fleeing a felony warrant
  • Breaking SNAP rules
  • Noncitizens without qualified status

Read more about eligibility requirements here

How To Apply Through The Florida Department of Children & Families: