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Food Stamps

Mesa Food Stamp Program

The Arizona Department of Economic Security is responsible for Arizona’s food stamp program. The program is known as the Nutritional Assistance program. During the year 2008, the government changed the name of this program to be known as the more widely popular SNAP plan. The Arizona Nutritional Assistance program provides for all of the nutrition needs of families with low income within the area. The program ensures that these families have access to healthy food and that they don’t have to worry about providing quality meals to those who are present within their household. Without this type of assistance, there are many people in the Phoenix Arizona area which would struggle with the option of feeding their families or paying for their rent and other bills.

There are numerous eligibility requirements for getting food assistance in the state of Arizona. There is an application on the state website for the Arizona Department of Economic Security, which is provided here in our links section. You will need various types of information before you apply for this program, such as your income, social security number, asset values, and some general information regarding employment. Applications can be handled online or submitted to a local office in the area. If you want to fill out the application in the privacy of your home, you can submit it by fax or the Family Administration Office website. Generally speaking, the only reason that most people get denied for benefits is because of their amount of income in comparison with the amount of people who are in their household. The state website provides more information about the general requirements for being eligible and what income level applicants should have in order to be considered eligible.

An interview is necessary to help determine whether or not you will be eligible for benefits. This interview provides more information to the department about what your financial need situation may be like, as well as some insight into the needs of those who are in your household. You may be asked to verify some of the information that you have provided during the application process. Proof of income and various assets is usually necessary. The interview is usually handled by phone, although you can participate in person at an office nearby. You should be provided with information about the decision via mail. If you have been approved, you will receive a Quest card, also known as an EBT card. This card will provide you with benefits on a monthly basis, which can be used at locations that have approved the use of SNAP benefits. The benefits that are provided on the card are based upon a schedule that is created on the basis of the first letter of the recipient’s name.

The following information can be used to learn more about gaining access to SNAP in the Mesa, Arizona area.

Helpful Links & Phone Numbers

Nutrition Assistance Program - https://www.azdes.gov/main.aspx?menu=355&id=5206 Application - https://www.azdes.gov/main.aspx?menu=355&id=5206 List of FAA Offices - https://app.azdes.gov/faa/location.asp Local Snaps Office: 1800-352-8401 1619 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85203 (480) 834-4066

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