If you are running out of money, and cannot wait the regular 30 day period to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, you should apply for expedited SNAP benefits. Expedited means to speed up the process. If successful, you should have your food stamps 5 days from when you apply.
You can get expedited SNAP benefits in one of 3 ways:
- Your monthly income and assets are less than your monthly rent or mortgage payment and utility bills
- You have less than $100 on hand and in the bank and your gross monthly income is less than $150
- You have less than $100 on hand and in the bank and at least one person in your household is a migrant who is not expecting to make more than $25 in the next 10 days after you apply for SNAP benefits
Expedited food stamps are for families who do not already receive food stamps and who are filing applications asking for food stamps. If you are approved for expedited food stamps, you will be interviewed on the day you apply or the next day.