SNAP/Food Stamps

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Food Stamps

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Food StampsThe Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food support to qualifying New Yorkers including working families, the elderly and the disabled to increase their ability to purchase food. To receive SNAP benefits, a household must qualify under eligibility rules set by the federal government.

Students meet with the Single Stop counselor in the comfort of the office to complete the electronic application for SNAP. The process is short and confidential.  Visit us to see if you are eligible.

Student Eligibility
Students enrolled in a post-high school program more than half-time (including undergraduate or graduate school or any vocational /training program that requires a high school degree or GED) must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible for SNAP:
  • They work more than 20 hours per week
  • They are enrolled and participating in a federal work-study program
  • They are receiving unemployment (must be participating in 599 program)
  • They are the parent or caretaker of a child under 13 years old
  • They are at least 50 years old
  • US Citizen
  • Green card (5 years or more)