Delaware SNAP

Food Supplement Program, or SNAP, enables low-income families in Delaware to buy a variety of food that is the basis for better nutrition.

Under current law, adults ages 16—59 who are not pregnant, disabled or otherwise exempt are required to work at least a part-time job or agree to take a job if it is offered to them.

ABAWDs are subject to a three-month limit of benefits in three years unless they meet a work requirement of 20 hours a week.


How do I qualify for SNAP in Delaware? #

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

  1. Live in Delaware
  2. Be a US Citizen or a lawful permanent resident
  3. Show proof of identity
  4. Meet certain income guidelines

What is the income limit for SNAP in Delaware? #

There is no asset or resource test in Delaware. Most families with gross income up to 200% of the federal poverty level, about $4,143 a month for a family of three, qualify for SNAP.

Family Size 100% 200%
1 $1,215 $2,430
2 $1,643 $3,287
3 $2,072 $4,143
4 $2,500 $5,000
5 $2,928 $5,857
6 $3,357 $6,713
7 $3,785 $7,570
8 $4,213 $8,427

Gross income limit applies to most households, except those in which at least one person is 60 years of age or older, or receives disability income.

How much are SNAP benefits in Delaware? #

The amount of monthly benefits your household can get is based on the income, allowable expenses and number of people in your household.

For example, a single mother of two with no income may receive $740 in SNAP benefits every month.

  • Family Size SNAP Benefits
  • 1 $281
  • 2 $516
  • 3 $740
  • 4 $939
  • 5 $1,116
  • 6 $1,339
  • 7 $1,480
  • 8 $1,691

The actual SNAP benefit amounts are based on a household's net income with a general rule that an increase of $100 in net income results in a reduction of $30 in benefits.

How do I apply for food stamps in Delaware? #

Applications can be made via Delaware ASSIST — an online application for residents of Delaware to apply for the State’s public assistance programs, including food stamps. ASSIST also provides screening to determine your eligibility for SNAP.

Once your eligibility is confirmed, your benefits are issued electronically to your “Delaware Food First” card each month you’re eligible.

If you are in need of emergency food assistance, please contact Delaware 211 to find the nearest food pantry or distribution site.

Can I use Delaware food stamps in another state? #

Yes! SNAP is a federal program that is “interoperable” between states. You may use your SNAP/EBT in all 50 states and US territories, provided the retailer has been approved to accept SNA​P.

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