Alaska Food Stamp Program

Alaska Food Stamp Program, or SNAP, is a 100% federally funded program that provides food assistance to very low income people and families in Alaska.

Eligible applicants must pass income and assets tests. The gross monthly income test is based on 130% of the current Alaska’s poverty standard — about $2,970 for a single mother of two.

You might still qualify for SNAP if you’re working, or already get benefits from other programs like SSI, SSDI, Unemployment and Senior Benefits.

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In order to qualify for Food Stamps, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Live in Alaska
  2. Be a US Citizen or a lawful permanent resident
  3. Show proof of identity
  4. Meet certain income guidelines
  5. Have less than $2,250 in resources

To receive SNAP benefits, most recipients ages 16—59 who aren’t disabled or pregnant must register for work, take part in the Employment & Training Program if offered, and accept offers of employment.

FAQ #


What is the income limit for food stamps in Alaska? #

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The gross monthly income limit is based on 130% of the current Alaska’s poverty standard. That's about $2,970 for a family of three.

How do I apply for food stamps in Alaska? #

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If you think you might be eligible for SNAP benefits and want to apply, download and submit the SNAP application form to your local Public Assistance office. 1 Alaska does not have an online application.

After your application is submitted, the next step in the process is the interview which can be done either in person or over the phone.

Once accepted into the program, you will receive an “Alaska Quest Card” which can be used instead of cash to purchase food items at grocery stores and supermarkets.

How much do you get in food stamps in Alaska? #

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Benefit levels vary based on household size, income and other factors. The average food stamps benefit in Alaska is about $598 per household per month.

Can I use my Alaska EBT card in another state? #

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Yes. SNAP benefits are interoperable through the use of your EBT card which means you can use your Alaska EBT card wherever EBT is accepted anywhere in the United States including the District of Columbia, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


Families who live in certain approved communities with limited access to retail stores or rely substantially on hunting and fishing for subsistence may use their SNAP benefits to purchase hunting and fishing gears.

If determined to be eligible, a specialized SNAP Identification Card will be issued for use when purchasing those items.


  1. If you need help finding your local office, call toll free at (844) 222-3119.