Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)


The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps families with lower income pay for nutritious food. For more information on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program click here.

Application Information:

Apply for SNAP online or by filling out the Combine Application Form.

What you may need to apply (verification documents):

  • Social Security Numbers only for people in your household who are applying for benefits.
  • For non-citizen applicants, proof of acceptable immigration status only for people in your household who are applying for benefits.
  • Proof of income and check stubs from earned and unearned income, for example, Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, pension, SSI, disability, etc.
  • Proof that you have a job (unless in a special category)
  • Proof of expenses such as rent, mortgage, utilities, child care expenses, child and spousal support payments, etc.
  • Proof of identity of applicant or authorized representative (driver's license, state ID, passport, etc.)
  • Proof of residency in Minnesota (state ID, lease agreement, etc.)
  • Seniors (60 and older) and households with person(s) with a disability can also receive a deduction for medical expenses, often resulting in a higher benefit. To receive medical deductions you must provide proper documentation of medical or dental expenses including prescription drug costs, premium payments, medical bills, etc.

Do not send original documents. Make a copy of all proofs that you are including with your application.