Food Stamps in Maine

The Maine Food Stamp Program, or, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program SNAP, is called the Food Supplement Program. This program helps low-income people purchase the food needed for good health.

You may be qualified for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance if you:

-work for low wages
-unemployed or work part-time
-receive welfare or other public assistance payments
-are elderly or disabled and live on a small income
-are homeless

State public assistance agencies run the program through local offices. However, you can find additional information at the Maine SNAP website.

Applying for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance

In Maine, there is no requirement to fill out an application form. All you need to do is visit or call a local DHHS Office for Family Independence OFI, and complete an interactive interview.

During the interview, all the information you provide the interviewer is entered into a computer. When the interview is completed, you will be asked to sign the completed application form printed from the computer. If your interview is conducted via the telephone, the completed form will be mailed to you for your signature. Some information you provide the interviewer may have to be verified prior to any benefits being given.