New Hampshire Food Stamp Program

NH’s Food Stamp Program — officially called SNAP, provides eligible individuals and households with monthly benefits used to purchase food items at grocery stores, supermarkets or other participating food retailers.

The program serves children, seniors, people with disabilities, and working or unemployed people of all ages.

The amount of SNAP benefits vary depending on size of the family, income, and expenses. For example, a single mother of two in New Hampshire with no income may receive about $289 a month for food.

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

  1. Live in New Hampshire
  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

As a condition of eligibility, all work-eligible applicants who aren’t exempt must be actively seeking for work, or participating in an employment and training program.

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

FAQ #


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

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Most families in NH 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 SNAP in NH? #

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Application for SNAP has become easier now with NH EASY Gateway to Services. 1 If you don’t already have an account, create one to submit your application.

Once eligibility is confirmed, you will be able to access your SNAP benefits no later than 30 days from the date the office received your application.

If you are accepted into the program, your benefits are automatically deposited to your EBT Card each month you are eligible. Unlike FANF cash benefits, food stamp benefits are issued exclusively via EBT.

Can you use NH EBT in other states? #

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


  1. NH EASY Gateway to Services is New Hampshire’s Electronic Application System where you can apply for assistance online, check eligibility, track your application status, and more.