WHAT IS SNAP?
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, is a federal program that offers nutrition assistance benefits to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families. On a monthly basis, SNAP participants receive a fixed quantity of SNAP benefits on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card. The SNAP EBT card can be used like a debit card to purchase healthy food at authorized area retail stores and supermarkets
HOW TO APPLY
The Methuen Public Schools is proud to offer additional hours at the Family Resource Center designated to assist families to apply for SNAP benefits. Please feel free to visit us at the Family Resource Center, located at 10 Ditson Place Methuen, Massachusetts. If you are a working family or parent, and need assistance with (SNAP), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The SNAP program provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of families in need of support. For help applying for SNAP benefits or re-certification of benefits please contact the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)
The DTA Assistance Line is open from 8:15 A.M. to 4:45 P.M.
START YOUR APPLICATION HERE
STEP ONE: DOWNLOAD SNAP FORMS
STEP TWO: ELIGIBILITY/ASSISTANCE WITH APPLYING FOR SNAP
For anyone in Massachusetts who needs help with SNAP eligibility or assistance in applying for SNAP, please call Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline. Project Bread's Hotline counselors can tell you if you are eligible or not, and help you apply. Project Bread’s services are free to all residents of Massachusetts. Call 1-800-645-8333. The Hotline hours are Monday-Friday, 8am to 7pm and Saturdays, 10am-2pm. Counselors can assist callers in 180 languages and the hotline is toll-free and confidential.
The Project Bread FoodSource Hotline is also your source for finding free meals for kids and school meal sites, summer meal sites, P-EBT, local food pantries and meal programs, all across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
STEP THREE: SUBMIT COMPLETED FORMS
Submit your completed application to the Department of Transitional Assistance
STEP FOUR: DOWNLOAD DTA CONNECT APP (optional)
The Department of Transitional Assistance offers the DTA Connect app, which lets you view and manage your case information. It can be downloaded from Google Play or the App Store.
Now you can manage your benefits with a few quick clicks.
No more long lines or hold times.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: [email protected].
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.