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More residents of the Commonwealth have been purchasing nutritious food at neighborhood grocery stores by using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/SNAP (formerly the Food Stamps Program). SNAP benefits are provided by the federal government and administered by DTA. Residents of the Commonwealth who participate in SNAP are families with children, elders and disabled. Many are the working poor with limited income or those who are temporarily unemployed. At the check-out counter, the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, which works like a debit card, is used by many more residents to assist them in making ends meet. Participation in the program has increased dramatically over the past 5 years and DTA continues to develop new initiatives to improve participation by increasing awareness and eliminating barriers to participation.

There are several ways to apply for SNAP benefits:

Apply Online

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP is the new name for the Food Stamp Program. If you live in Massachusetts, you can complete the screening tool to see if you are eligible to apply for SNAP/Food Stamps online!

Note: If you have already submitted a SNAP application recently or your family is currently receiving SNAP, please STOP HERE and contact DTA at 1-877-382-2363 to inquire about the status of your SNAP application or your case.

The online application is for new applications only!

If you are not able to access the online application, you may still apply by mail or fax (see below).

Proceed to the eligibility screening and SNAP Application (Now Available Also in Spanish and Portuguese)

 

Apply by Mail

Print and complete the SNAP application provided here and mail to: DTA Document Processing Center, P.O. Box 4406 Taunton, MA 02780-0420. To help us determine your eligibility for SNAP benefits, you may be asked to provide proofs (verifications) of certain statements you have made.  You may submit those proofs (verifications) by mailing or faxing them to DTA. Here is the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) Electronic Document Management (EDM) Mail/Fax Cover Sheet: (DTA EDM Mail/Fax Cover Sheet - ENGLISH) pdf format of DTA EDM Mail-Fax Cover Sheet - English
doc format of                             DTA EDM Mail-Fax Cover Sheet - English                    (DTA EDM Mail/Fax Cover Sheet - SPANISH) pdf format of DTA EDM Mail-Fax Cover Sheet - Spanish
doc format of                             DTA EDM Mail-Fax Cover Sheet - Spanish                  DTA EDM Mail/Fax Cover Sheet - PORTUGUESE pdf format of DTA EDM Mail-Fax Cover Sheet - Portuguese
doc format of                             DTA EDM Mail-Fax Cover Sheet - Portuguese                 .  You will need to use it to submit your proofs (verifications).  Just select and open the link and print the Cover Sheet.  Attach this to your proofs (verifications) and mail or fax to the address or fax number identified on the form.

Fill-able SNAP Application
Complete and print a fill-able application provided here. Please note, the Adobe Acrobat Reader only allows you to view and print fill-able PDF forms. It does not allow you to save the completed form to your computer. Once you complete the application, make sure you print it, sign it, and mail to: DTA Document Processing Center, P.O. Box 4406 Taunton, MA 02780-0420.

  • SNAP Benefits Application (English) Fill-able PDF pdf format of c-snapapp-eng.pdf
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  • SNAP Benefits Application (Spanish) Fill-able PDF pdf format of c-snapapp-sp.pdf
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  • SNAP Benefits Application (Portuguese) Fill-able PDF pdf format of c-snapapp-por.pdf
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  • SNAP Benefits Application (Khmer) PDF pdf format of SNAPA-1 Khmer
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  • SNAP Benefits Application (Vietnamese) PDF pdf format of SNAPA-1 Vietnamese
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  • SNAP Benefits Application (Haitian Creole) PDF pdf format of SNAPA-1 Haitian Creole
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  • SNAP Benefits Application (Russian) PDF pdf format of SNAPA-1 Russian
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  • SNAP Benefits Application (Chinese) PDF pdf format of SNAPA-1 Chinese
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  • SNAP Benefits Application (French)   PDF pdf format of SNAP Benefits Application French
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  • SNAP Benefits Application (Italian)   PDF pdf format of SNAP Benefits Application Italian
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  • SNAP Benefits Application (Korean) PDF pdf format of SNAP Benefits Application Korean
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  • SNAP Benefits Application (Polish)   PDF pdf format of SNAP Benefits Application Polish
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  • SNAP Benefits Application (Arabic)   PDF pdf format of SNAP Benefits Application Arabic
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Simplified SNAP Application for Elderly Applicants

  • SNAP Benefits Application for Elderly (English) Fill-able PDF pdf format of c-snapapp-elderly-eng.pdf
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  • SNAP Benefits Application for Elderly (Spanish) Fill-able PDF pdf format of c-snapapp-elderly-sp.pdf
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  • SNAP Benefits Application for Elderly (Portuguese) Fill-able PDF pdf format of c-snapapp-elderly-por.pdf
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  • SNAP Benefits Application for Elderly (Khmer) PDF pdf format of SNAP Benefits App Elderly Khmer
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  • SNAP Benefits Application for Elderly (Vietnamese) PDF pdf format of SNAP Benefits App Elderly Vietnamese
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  • SNAP Benefits Application for Elderly (Haitian Creole) PDF pdf format of SNAP Benefits App Elderly Haitian Creole
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  • SNAP Benefits Application for Elderly (Russian) PDF pdf format of SNAP Benefits App Elderly Russian
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  • SNAP Benefits Application for Elderly (Chinese) PDF pdf format of SNAP Benefits App Elderly Chinese
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  • SNAP Benefits Application for Elderly (French) PDF pdf format of SNAP Benefits Application for Elderly French
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  • SNAP Benefits Application for Elderly (Italian)   PDF pdf format of SNAP Benefits Application for Elderly Italian
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  • SNAP Benefits Application for Elderly (Korean) PDF pdf format of SNAP Benefits Application Elderly Korean
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  • SNAP Benefits Application for Elderly (Polish)   PDF pdf format of SNAP Benefits Application Elderly Polish
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  • SNAP Benefits Application for Elderly (Arabic)   PDF pdf format of SNAP Benefits Application for Elderly Arabic
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Request to Choose Someone to Be My Authorized Representative Form (Image-10)

  • Image 10 (Rev. 12/2015)   English pdf format of Image 10 English (PDF)
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  • Image 10 (S) (Rev. 12/2015)   Spanish pdf format of Image 10 Spanish (PDF)
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Request to Choose Someone to Be My Agency Representative for My SNAP Benefits Form (Image-10A)

Statement of Loss/Request for Replacement Food Due to a Household Disaster or Misfortune

SNAP Medical Expenses Brochure

  • SNAP Medical Expenses Brochure  English pdf format of SNAP Medical Expenses Brochure English
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  • SNAP Medical Expenses Brochure  Portuguese pdf format of SNAP Medical Expenses Brochure Portuguese
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  • SNAP Medical Expenses Brochure  Spanish pdf format of SNAP Medical Expenses Brochure Spanish
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Apply in Person

Go to your local Transitional Assistance Office .

For More Information

To get more information about SNAP/food stamp benefits and an application, call the Department of Transitional Assistance Assistance Line at 1-877-382-2363. You can also print out an application and get more information about SNAP benefits by going to a web site sponsored by Project Bread, www.gettingfoodstamps.org. SNAP benefits are available for qualified Massachusetts residents. For further information or for help filling out the application, please call 1-877-382-2363.


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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1.  mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement (Spanish Translation)

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, credo religioso, discapacidad, edad, creencias políticas, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o con discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] llamando al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html  y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

  1. correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; o
  3. correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov.

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.


This information is provided by the Department of Transitional Assistance.