Accessing the Application

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When distributing or accepting a SNAP application, the SNAP/HRA office must follow federal and state regulations as listed below:

  • All people must be allowed to receive an application and/or apply for SNAP benefits at any time during the regular business hours of the local office.
  •  SNAP offices must not establish any of the following:
    • Periodic daily quotas on application submissions;
    • Limits on application pickup or submission times during normal office business hours;
    • Limits on daily submissions based on the number of available interview slots;
    • Zip code or alphabetic restrictions that limit when a person may request or submit an application during a local district’s business hours; or
    • Accessibility limits due to an individual or household’s:
      • National origin
      • Citizenship status
      • Any other factor.
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