In Wyoming, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is administered by the Department of Family Services. The program is designed to provide support to needy households to buy food that meets their basic nutritional needs. To receive SNAP benefits, you must first determine if you’re eligible. The easiest way to check your eligibility is to use the Food and Nutrition Service screening tool. If you’re eligible, the next step is to apply for food stamp benefits.
To do so, download a copy of the application and return it to your local county office. You will have to make an appointment for an interview where you must provide documentation that verifies your identity, residency, income and resources. If you’re approved for SNAP benefits, you will be issued an EBT card. This card operates like a debit card and can be used to make eligible food purchases at participating stores. Benefits are distributed into your account every month. To use the card, simply swipe at the register and enter your four-digit PIN.
1. How do I check my EBT account balance?
To check your EBT account balance, log on to their website and enter your card number.
2. Who can I contact with questions about Wyoming SNAP?
Call Jacque Herb (307-777-6786) or Danita Martinez (307-777-6313) with questions pertaining to SNAP.
3. Where can I find information about income limits to receive SNAP benefits?
A detailed income chart is available here.
4. When will my benefits be issued?
Benefits are issued from the first to the fourth of the month based on the first letter of the client’s last name. Visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/ebt/states/wyoming.htm for a breakdown of the issuance schedule.
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: Wyoming Food Stamps.