Arizona Nutrition Assistance Program – Food Stamps
The Arizona Nutrition Assistance Program is funded through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
The SNAP is a federal program and provides grants to the States for the purpose of reducing the hunger and malnutrition in all eligible households across the nation.
The Arizona Nutrition Assistance (NA) is also known as the Food Stamps program.
It is important to know that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is a federal entitlement program funded by U.S. Government grants.
Any U.S. Citizen, even some legal alien residents, will get free food assistance as long as they meet the SNAP eligibility guidelines.
In other words, there is enough Supplemental Nutrition Assistance for every American that qualifies.
In Arizona, the SNAP is called Arizona Nutrition Assistance Program (NA Program) and is administered by Family Assistance Administration (FAA) under Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES).
According to Arizona Department of Economic Security, the Nutrition Assistance name better reflects the goal of the program which is to help provide healthy food to low-income Arizona families with children, elderly or disabled.
Arizona Nutrition Assistance Program is not a welfare and aims to add more nutritious food to the table of the program qualifying low-income people.
The monetary benefits of the Arizona Nutrition Assistance Program are transferred to the accounts of qualified beneficiaries and are accessible through electronic debit cards.
NA benefits can be used to purchase eligible food items at Food Stamps authorized stores in the State of Arizona. Eligible food items are any food to be eaten at home by people, including baby food and non-alcoholic beverages.
All the approved beneficiaries of the Arizona Nutrition Assistance Program are required to complete eligibility reviews, usually once every 6 months, in order to continue receiving food stamps benefits.
Learn more about Arizona food assistance.
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Sources: State Agencies, FNS, USDA