New Hampshire Food Stamps

In New Hampshire, The Food Stamp Program is administered by the Department of Health and Human Services. The program is designed to promote good nutrition and health by providing eligible individuals and households with benefits to buy nutritious foods at participating retailers. Qualifying for food stamp benefits depends on your household size, income, expenses and resources. The eligibility guidelines are fairly easy. You must be a U.S. citizen or legal alien and live in the state of New Hampshire. There are also income and resource limits that you must meet in order to be eligible to receive food stamp benefits. A full breakdown of eligibility rules is available online.

To apply for food stamp benefits, simply log on to their website to get started. This online application process is easy and straightforward for users. You can also apply in person at a Department of Health and Human Services District Office. If you are approved for SNAP benefits, you will receive an EBT card. The EBT system is how benefits are delivered by the Division of Family Assistance. Benefits are automatically transferred to your account the same time each month. You use your EBT card like any debit card; simply swipe at the register and enter your four-digit PIN to make eligible food purchases.


1. How do I check my EBT account balance?

To check your EBT account balance and transaction history, log on to EBT Edge.

2. What if I lose my EBT card or it is stolen?

If your EBT card is lost or stolen, call the 24-hour customer service center at 888-997-9777 to cancel the card and/or order a new one.

3. Are there work requirements to receive SNAP benefits?

Yes. For a full breakdown of the work requirements, click here.

4. What are the income limits?

A breakdown of the income limits by household size are available online.

5. Are there items that I cannot buy with SNAP benefits?

Yes. Federal law prohibits you from buying alcohol, tobacco, household items, vitamins and medicines, pet food and hot foods with food stamp benefits.

Contact: New Hampshire Food Stamps.