In Utah, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is administered by the Department of Workforce Services. The program is designed to provide eligible, low-income households with financial assistance to purchase foods that meet their basic nutritional needs. In order to receive these benefits, you must first be eligible. Typically, you must meet requirements for residency, citizenship, work, resources and income. A handy way to check your eligibility is to use the Food and Nutrition Service pre-screening tool. Once you’ve determined you’re eligible, you should apply for food stamp benefits.
You can apply for food stamp benefits online. You can also contact a DWS office for a copy of the application. Once you submit your application, you’ll have to go through an interview process to verify your information. If you’re approved, you’ll be issued a Utah Horizon Card. This EBT card is used to purchase eligible food items with your benefits. Benefits are distributed each month into your account. To use the card, simply swipe at the register and enter your four-digit PIN.
1. When will my benefits be credited to my account?
Benefits are distributed based on the first letter of your last name. If your last name begins with A-G, benefits are distributed on the fifth day of the month; H-O on the 11th day; P-Z on the 15th day.
2. What should I do if I lose my Utah Horizon Card?
If your Utah Horizon Card is lost or stolen, call the Customer Service phone number at 1-800-997-4444.
3. How can I check my EBT account balance?
To check your account balance, log on to their site and enter your card number.
4. What are the income limits?
A full breakdown of income limits to receive SNAP benefits is 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: Utah Food Stamps.