The Social Security Administration runs both SNAP and SSI.
And there is a way to apply for both programs at once.
What does SNAP offer?
The Social Security Administration (SSA) runs both SNAP and SSI. There is a trick you can use to apply for both programs at once. It should be done when applying for SSI. During your first attempt to apply for SSI, the SSA automatically will offer you the option to apply for SNAP too, in order to save time. Read more about it here.
SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program. It is designed to help low-income households buy healthy foods. After your benefit is determined, the monthly payment is placed on your EBT card. The card can be used just like a debit card.
Be sure to only use the card at places that accept SNAP and be aware that there are some foods that the card won’t cover.
And, what about SSI?
SSI is designed to help people who have limited income or resources. It is typically for people over the age 0f 65 and may be blind or disabled. The 2022 monthly payment is $841 for one person or $1,261 for a couple.
If you are having trouble you can reach out for help by calling 1-800-772-1213 or TTY 1-800-325-0778 if you are deaf or hard of hearing. You can also get help by making an appointment or get your SNAP application in the mail if you request it.