Food Stamps (also known as “SNAP” (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)) provides food assistance to low-income individuals and households through an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card known as the Horizon Card.
People apply for Food Stamps online or they fill out a hard-copy that they can pick up in Utah at a DWS (Department of Workforce Services) office. If they are eligible, they will receive benefits on an EBT card.
Utahns Against Hunger works to connect eligible households to food stamps. Our Food Stamp calculator is a quick-and-easy screening tool that allows people to determine if they may be eligible for Food Stamps if they apply. The Food Stamp Calculator does not make the final determination and is only a screening tool to estimate potential benefits. You do not apply for food stamps with UAH, but with DWS, and we cannot process your application or see it after it has been submitted. However, we can provide assistance.
Expedited Food Stamps
You can receive your food stamp benefits in 7 days, if:
Food Stamps can also be used to buy seeds and plants that produce food for human consumption.
Students and Food Stamps
College and university students have more eligibility requirements than the general population. In general, the following students are not eligible for food stamps:
However, there are several exceptions. Students may be eligible for food stamps if one or more of the following are true:
Working an average of 20 hours per week (earning minimum wage)
For food resources in your area, check out the “Need Food Help” document for your region. Click HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page.
Contact Us if you have any questions.
Watch this Center on Budget and Policy Priorities video called “Making America Stronger: the U.S. Food Stamp Program” to learn more about Food Stamps/SNAP.