Nutrition Assistance

Frequently Asked Questions

Nutrition Assistance helps you pay for food. It is Arizona’s part of a federal program called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP used to be known as Food Stamps.

The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) used to be called Food Stamps. SNAP and Nutrition Assistance are the same program, but Nutrition Assistance doesn’t give out actual paper Food Stamps anymore. Instead, you get an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.

You will get an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card from the Nutrition Assistance Program. The EBT card looks and works like a debit card. No one at the store will know that you are on the Nutrition Assistance program when you check out.

Nutrition Assistance is for people who can’t afford to pay for all of their food. Most households have to meet income limits to qualify for the program.

Yes. Your household doesn’t have to meet the Nutrition Assistance income limit if everyone in your household is on Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

For people with disabilities , the resource limit is $4,250. This does not include your car or your home. And if your disability began before you turned 26, you can open an ABLE account where you can save up to $18,000 each year and not have it count for Nutrition Assistance. Learn more about ABLE accounts.

The amount you get depends on your income and the number of people in your household. Your monthly benefit could range anywhere from $23 to $1,751 or more.

No. Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) do not have to be included in the household when you apply for Nutrition Assistance .

The easiest way to apply for Nutrition Assistance is online using Health-e-Arizona.

Or, you can download the application for benefits, print it, fill it out and then either mail or fax it to your local Family Assistance Administration (FAA) office.

You can also request a paper application from your local FAA office. If you need help locating your local FAA office, use the online tool to search by city or zip code.

You can also call FAA for help at 1-855-777-8590.

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