If you live in the state of Florida, have low income and need help paying for food, you may qualify for the Food Assistance Program (Food Stamps). The Florida Food Assistance program helps people with low-income with money to buy healthy food. To apply for Florida Food Stamps, follow the instructions below:

Florida Food Stamps Application Process

Step 1 – Florida Food Stamps Eligibility Requirements

The first thing you need to do is to determine if you are eligible to apply for food assistance. This is important because you don’t want to waste your time and effort going through the application process only to find out that you do not qualify for assistance. A lot of applicants have found this out the hard way where they go through the entire process almost to the end and then find out they missed an important requirement. They end up being denied. Click here to see our post on eligibility requirements.

 Who CANNOT Apply for Food Assistance 

You are not eligible for Florida Food Stamps if you have been convicted of drug trafficking, are a fleeing felon, have intentionally violated a court-ordered program, or are a student in an institution of higher education (there are exceptions if you are working, a single parent, or other special cases). Also, those who break Food Assistance Program rules on purpose and non-citizens without a qualified status are not eligible to apply.

If your household passes the Food Assistance Program’s eligibility requirements, the amount of food assistance benefits you get depends on the number of people in your household and how much money is left after certain expenses are subtracted.

Step 2 – Apply for Florida Food Stamps

1. To apply, visit the My ACCESS Florida website by clicking here.

2. Click on the “Apply for Benefits” link on the page. It should take you to a website that looks like the one below. Check the “Apply for benefits” circle (see arrow in the image below) and click on “continue”.

"Apply for Florida Food Stamps"3. Answer the questions asked and click continue and follow the application instructions until they are complete. On average, it takes about 30 minutes for most people to complete the online application. After you’ve completed filling out the application information, you can submit it automatically to the Department of Children and Families by using the e-signature option.

4. Alternatively, you can also print and complete a paper version of the application. To print and a paper version of the application and fill it out by hand, visit this website. You will see a list of forms. Click on the “ACCESS Florida Application” form. Print it out and complete it.  You can mail, fax or take it to any ACCESS Florida customer service center. To find an ACCESS Florida customer service center near you, click here.

5. If you need assistance completing your application, you can walk into one of the Community Partner Network sites near you and get help completing your Food Stamps application. To locate a Community Partner Network site nearest to you, click here.

After you complete your application, here is what happens next.

The video below explains in detail what happens next after you submit your application:

You may be invited for an in-person interview, where you may have to bring documentation to support the information you provided on your application. During the interview, you will be asked questions about your household situation and verify your identity. You may also be asked to bring proof of income. After that interview, if you are approved for food stamps, you will be provided a Florida EBT Card, which you will be used to purchase food at approved locations. Here is how much food stamps you may get if you are approved. Note that it is based on the number of people in your household:

"how much will I get in food stamps"

We hope this article was helpful. If you have any questions on how to Apply for Florida Food Stamps or issues with your SNAP EBT Card, let us know in the comments section below. We would love to hear from you.

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21 thoughts on “Apply for Florida Food Stamps

  1. We’re participating on the food stamps program, but for some reason our benefits were wrong calculated, base in the chart
    on this web side, We can eat decently with the $50 that we’re receiving at the present time. We wish for your reconsideration
    in our cas4e, in order to have a decent way of living here in Florida, since we been here for more than 11 years, and now that we need help, no one is willing to step forward to give us what we deserved as senior citizens.

  2. I need help with food stamp. I am really sick. Could l he help food stamp. They stop sending me food stamps. I really need it.could some help me. Could some help me.like l say they sending the month of may. I really need it. Please help me l need help.

  3. she did not get food stamps for april or may! want to kmow if she can reapply for her! please call (321-914-6766) talk to fred her husband.

  4. I have tried this 3 times, filling out food stamp application and its not letting me finish. Its trying to do a survey and i said no.
    I put all information in and nothing is happening. i followed website on the letter i received. so would you please send me and application to fill out and mail back in. Sincerely, Carolyn Williams

  5. I BELIEVE THAT I HAD DONE MY RECERTIFICATION IN June OR July. I didnlt receive my stamps for thisa month. I calle the number on my card & it said sorry we can’t access that account try back another day. While I am sending you this little message, my rent went up from $580.00 to $640.00 a month/ Plus my other bills & money to buy toiletries with. I have no money left to spend on food. I am hungry & need food asap.

  6. i cant access my myaccess florida account because i dont have my case number and forgot my user id and my password and i need to renew my food stamps

  7. My family and I are displaced due to hurricane Irma. I have never received benefits, and we have no power and lost all of our food. Can I apply for emergency food stamps since Columbia County has been declared a disaster area. Thank you, Debra Hunt.

  8. a couple of months ago I received a letter stating that I not received food stamp assistance for two months because I did sent in proof of income on time .my rent has been increase another $100.00 a month, I sent you all information regarding bills and income yet nothing have I received or heard for you.?what do I do now? EBT card n0#5081 3920 4607 1413. last four 8226

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