Applying for SNAP
The first steps in the SNAP application process are:
- Obtain an application
- Complete it
- Submit (file) it to the local department of social services office (LDSS) or the Human Resources Administration (HRA) in New York City
The applicant must then:
- Be interviewed,
- Provide information about the circumstances of those applying, and
- Provide verification of the criteria necessary to determine eligibility.
The application process is paperwork intensive and can be complicated, but getting SNAP benefits can make the difference between going hungry and having food on the table.