South Dakota SNAP

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low income South Dakotans buy the food they need to stay healthy while they work to regain financial independence.

Benefits vary depending on size of the family, income, and expenses. The average monthly benefit amount per household with children in South Dakota is $433.

As a condition of eligibility, most work-eligible recipients ages 18—49 who aren’t disabled or raising children are required to register for, look for and accept work.


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

  1. Live in South Dakota
  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


What is the income limit for food stamps in South Dakota? #


Most families in South Dakota 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 South Dakota? #


Application for SNAP can be done online or in person at any local DSS office near you. Once your application is received, an interview will be arranged to determine your eligibility.

If you are eligible, you will be able to access your SNAP benefits no later than 30 days from the date the office received your application.

Can you use South Dakota EBT in other states? #


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