Saturday, October 29, 2011

Ohio SNAP Program

If you are interested in applying for the Ohio SNAP Program, you can do so by filling out a paper application or by accessing the application online. The application online can be printed, so you can fill it out at home and bring the completed application to the nearest food stamp office in your area. If you are seeking more information or if you have questions about the Ohio SNAP Program, you can call the toll free phone number (866) 244-0071. You can use the latter phone number to find local County Department of Job and Family Services (CDJFS) offices where you can apply to participate in the Ohio SNAP Program. You can also get more information by visiting the following website

Ohio SNAP Program is also identified as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It is a program available to those individuals and families that have low incomes. You can qualify for food stamp benefits in the state of Ohio, if your monthly income is less than 130 percent of the Federal poverty guidelines. Your income is based on gross wages. Other qualifiers include households that have one or more disabled or elderly individuals living in the home.

When you apply for the Ohio SNAP Program, you will have to reveal your resources and expenses. Expenses that are assessed in order to determine your eligibility include child care, child support, medical expenses, phone expenses, and payments for sewer, water, electric, gas, rent or your mortgage. The number of people residing in the home also plays a role in determining your eligibility and how much you are eligible to receive when applying for food stamps. Resources you have to report include stocks, savings, and cash. A single person can make up to $14079.00 a year while a family of eight can make up to $48113.00 a year, and can still be eligible for food stamp benefits.