The Wyoming Department of Family Services under the Economic Assistance Division supports the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP. USDA federally funds the SNAP program along with the Wyoming Department of Family Services. Together, these agencies support thousands of families during financial hardships. Food stamp programs are beneficial to low income families who need to provide healthy food options to their families. Each month, recipients can use their benefits with a Wyoming Card, which is an EBT card that works like a debit card at grocery stores and super markets. There are specific eligibility requirements to be accepted into SNAP, but anyone can apply. You can view more about the program by going to the Wisconsin Department of Family Services website by clicking here.
Applying for Food Stamps
Wyoming's SNAP website gives you several tools to utilize when you apply for food stamps. You can use the SNAP income chart to see if you are eligible to receive benefits. You can also read the frequently asked questions for further clarification before applying. To print an application, you can click here. Once you've filled out the form, you can mail, fax or bring it in to the local office near you. You can look at a listing of the local offices by clicking here. You need to fill in some information about yourself to qualify for benefits. This information is used to determine your eligibility. You need to give as much information as you can about your address and contact details especially. Your case worker will try to set up an interview to confirm your eligibility with you after you submit an application. You can also call 877-290-9401 to inquire about setting up an interview or receiving materials by mail.
Receiving Food Stamps
Eligibility is based on your income and household size mainly, but there are also other factors. You must be a U.S. citizen and resident of Wyoming. You must also provide the social security numbers of those living in your household, who must also be U.S. citizens. Persons on strike or non-U.S. citizens are not eligible to receive food stamps through SNAP. If you make under $2,000 and you have a household of four or more, you will more than likely qualify for food stamp benefits. However, you can talk to your case worker more about income and asset limits that apply to you. Once you are approved, you will receive an approval notice with the date of your benefits receipt and how much to expect each month. You will also receive an EBT card that you can use like a debit card to purchase approved food at a grocery store.
Finding Food Service Locations
SNAP is the federal name for the food assistance programs. Every state has multiple SNAP locations. In fact, every county should have multiple locations where you can use your card. You can find specific locations near you using the SNAP retailer locator on the federal website. You may contact SNAP in Wyoming by calling 877-290-9401 or contacting a local field office. You can use this directory to find the office nearest your location.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What income do you need to have in order to be eligible for food stamps in Wyoming?
Each state has a maximum yearly income level. An individual must earn below that income level in order to qualify for food stamps. Below you will find a list of the maximum allowable yearly incomes in order to qualify for food stamps in the State of Wyoming as it relates to the number of household members.
Once I apply, how long will it take to get my benefits?
If your SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) application has been accepted, your benefits should be available to you through your EBT card within 30 days. If you have very low income and qualify for expedited benefits, you may receive your benefits within 7 days of your application being submitted.
Do balances on my EBT card carry over to the next month?
Yes. If you have benefits you did not use the previous month, your unused benefits will automatically roll over to the next month. Nothing needs to be done on your part for the benefits to roll over. If for some reason you do not use your EBT card for an entire year, any benefits left on the card will be removed.