Missouri SNAP

Missouri SNAP helps eligible Missourians, children and families, who may be working but are still struggling financially, to buy food and provide nutritional meals for themselves.

Eligibility is determined by certain factors, mainly your income and household size but the program is designed to help those who need food assistance most.

Benefits are issued to an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card which can be used like a debit card wherever EBT is accepted.


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

  1. Live in Missouri
  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

This prescreening tool might help you determine if you may be eligible to receive SNAP benefits. However, this is not an application tool.


Missouri requires all work-eligible recipients to work at least 20 hours a week or take part in the SkillUP Program, unless they are exempt. 1 ABAWDs must comply with special work rules or they will be subject to the three-month time limit.


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


Most families in Missouri with gross income up to 130% of the federal poverty level, about $2,380 a month for a family of three, qualify for food stamps.

How do I apply for food stamps in Missouri? #


Application for food stamps can only be made in person at your local FSD office. An interview will then be scheduled to verify and review your application.

You’ll be notified of your eligibility no later than 30 days after completing the application process. In some emergency cases, you may get benefits in seven days or less.

  1. SkillUP is offered free through a number of agencies across the state. Click here to find a provider near you.