Oklahoma SNAP helps improve the diets of low-income Oklahomans, regardless of age, by providing them with food and nutrition assistance at no cost. For many families in Oklahoma, SNAP serves as their first line of defense against hunger.
SNAP benefits may vary from family to family depending on a variety of factors, including the household size, income and allowable deductions.
For example, a family of three with no income may receive up to $740 in monthly benefits or $440 each month if the family has a net monthly income of $1,000.
- 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.
Who is eligible for SNAP in Oklahoma? #
In order to qualify for SNAP, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Be a legal resident of Oklahoma
- Be a US Citizen or a lawful permanent resident
- Show proof of identity
- Meet certain income guidelines
As a condition of eligibility, all work-eligible recipients are required to register for work or take part in work activities for at least 20 hours per week.
ABAWDs must meet certain work requirements. Otherwise, receipt of benefits is limited to no more than 3 months during a 36-month period.
What are the income limits for food stamps in Oklahoma? #
Most families in Oklahoma with gross income up to 130% of the federal poverty level, about $2,693 a month for a family of three, qualify for food stamps.
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 food stamps in Oklahoma? #
You can apply for SNAP and other programs at any DHS office. If you have ever had a DHS case number, you can apply online at OK Benefits.
When you apply for SNAP, you must complete an interview with a DHS worker and answer some additional eligibility questions, either over the phone or in person.
If you’re eligible, you’ll receive your benefits through the “Access Oklahoma EBT” card that can be used to buy eligible food in authorized retail food stores/Farmers’ Markets.
How do I get emergency food stamps in Oklahoma? #
All SNAP applications are screened for emergency eligibility on the day the application is filed. Families who have less than $150 per month in income and $100 or less in cash may qualify for Emergency SNAP and have their first benefits within 7 days or less.
Can I use my Oklahoma EBT card in another state? #
Yes. SNAP benefits are interoperable through the use of your EBT card which means you can use your Oklahoma EBT card wherever EBT is accepted anywhere in the United States including the District of Columbia, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
For additional information about Oklahoma SNAP, please call