Florida SNAP

Florida’s Food Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps, helps improve the diets of low-income Floridians, regardless of age.

The program helps families with children, seniors and people with disabilities by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost.


Who is eligible for SNAP in Florida? #

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

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

Unless otherwise exempt, all work-eligible recipients are required to take part in SNAP Employment and Training program, called CareerSource, which is operated by Local Workforce Development Areas across the state of Florida.

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ABAWDs must comply with special work requirements or they will be subject to a three-month time limit on SNAP receipt.

How much is SNAP in Florida? #

The monthly benefit amount for a family of three with no income in Florida is $740 but may vary based on the size of the household and family's net income.

For example, if the family has a net monthly income of $1,000, they would only receive $440 each 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.

SNAP benefits in Florida and elsewhere also come with perks that go beyond purchasing food — including discounts on certain products and services like Amazon Prime discount where you can save 50% off their Prime memberships.

What is the income limit to qualify for food stamps in Florida? #

Most households must pass a gross income limit less than or equal to 200% of the federal poverty level — about $4,143 a month for a family of three.

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 do I apply for Florida food stamps? #

If you wish to apply for food assistance, call the Department of Children and Families (DCF) at (866)-762-2237 to find the SNAP office nearest you.

You may also apply online at ACCESS Florida — the official portal for Floridians to apply for public assistance. Once your application is filed, you will be contacted for an eligibility interview, usually within 5 days.

What is the Suncap program? #

SUNCAP Program is a special Food Assistance Program for SSI recipients. No additional application, paperwork, or interviews are required.

If you already receive food assistance benefits in the regular Food Assistance Program, you may be automatically put in the SUNCAP Program when you become SSI eligible.

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