Arkansas Food Stamps Application
Arkansas Food Stamps Application a.k.a SNAP benefits can be filed by residents in the county in which they live or online using Access Arkansas.
Interested in SNAP benefits can also go into the local DHS office and complete the application while you are there.
You can also print the Arkansas Department of Human Services Application for SNAP and TEA and fill it out at home.
In Arkansas, one application is used to apply for SNAP Food Assistance, Cash Assistance, and Transitional Employment Assistance (TEA) Program.
The TEA program helps economically needy families with children under the age of 18 become more responsible for their own support and less dependent on public assistance.
TEA provides monthly cash assistance to eligible families to help meet the family’s basic needs. You can use the application to apply for both, food assistance and cash assistance.
Complete all required information and turn your application into the local DHS office where you live.
You can submit the SNAP application only with your name, address, and signature – the DHS office has to accept the application with the current date.
However, providing a complete application will result most likely in a quicker eligibility determination.
A DHS county worker has to interview you to decide if you are eligible for benefits.
If eligible, you will start receiving SNAP benefits from the date the office received your signed application.
I Need SNAP Assistance Now. It is an Emergency!
Some households may get Expedited Services – that is getting Food Assistance Benefits within 7 calendar days if your household has less than $150 in monthly gross income and liquid resources (cash, checking or savings accounts) of $100 or less; or your rent/mortgage and utilities are more than your household’s combined monthly income and liquid resources; or a member of your household is a migrant or seasonal farm worker.
Call 1-800-482-8988 for more information on Arkansas Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).