. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps in Missouri). SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. . ID: 635847
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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps in Missouri)
SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities.
is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net.
Food and Nutrition Service works with State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits.
also works with State partners and the retail community to improve program administration and ensure program integrity.Slide3
works with State and local agencies, advocates, employers, community and faith-based organizations, and others to reach out to eligible low-income people who are not currently participating in SNAP and share information about the nutrition benefits of SNAP to help them make an informed participation decision.Slide4
Am I Eligible?
Many Missouri residents need help but do not know what services are available. The Missouri Pre-Eligibility
can be used to determine if you may be eligible to receive the following Missouri benefits: Child Care Subsidy (CC), Food Stamps (FS), Temporary Assistance (TA), MO
for the Aged, Blind and Disabled (MHABD) and MO
for Families and Children (MAGI).
The Missouri Pre-Eligibility Tool is not an application. At the end of the pre-eligibility tool, an application(s) for services can be made by completing an application online, or complete a paper application by printing and mailing or drop off the application to your local Family Support Division
Where do I find MoPet
Missouri Pre-Eligibility Tool can be found online by going to the Department of Social Services website at
Missouri Pre-Eligibility Tool
/) FSD Information Center - 855-FSD-INFO (373-4636)
What Happens Next?
Complete an interview
Contact FSD Call
Center at 1-855-373-4636
Call Center may initiate initial contact
Provide documentation necessary to determine eligibility
FSD has 30 days to process application
May qualify to receive stamps in 7 daysSlide15
How do they use Food Stamps?
A household's monthly Food Stamp benefits
loaded to an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. Households receiving Food Stamp benefits use their EBT cards to purchase food and food products, such as seeds and plants to grow food.
EBT card may be used in any grocery store or retail location anywhere in the United States that displays the QUEST Mark®, or ATM that displays the QUEST Mark®, STAR®, or SHAZAM® logos.Slide16
Provider training can
be found at
MO Pet: Accessing and Navigating the Pre-Eligibility Tool
FSD Web Application
MO Benefits CenterSlide17
Things to know!
If staff receive a paper application it should be sent to FSD the day it is received. If an application is received after 5, it can be sent the next day. We
have a toll free
fax to scan
applications should sent to.
The toll free fax number is: 888-349-3597
should be sent as a
Important Information to Have and Share
FSD Call Center: 1-855-FSD-INFO (855-373-4363)
Speak with a team member about FSD services and what benefits may be available to you.
Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
FSD Automated Information Line: 800-392-1261
Check the status of your assistance application. You will need your Social Security Number and date of birth when calling.
Answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a weekSlide19
Important Information to Have and Share
DSS Office locations:
EBT Card: 1-800-997-7777
If a recipient has an EBT
card that was used in the last year, benefits will be loaded the day
the Food Stamp application is approved.
If their previous EBT
card has not been used in the last 365 days,
new card will be mailed.
If a recipient has not received their PIN or EBT card within
five days of receiving their approval letter for benefits, the should contact the FSD Information
If a recipient received their
EBT card and need to
use their benefits immediately, they should call the EBT number above.Slide20
FSD Contact information
Lisa Schroeder, Program Development Specialist
Eligibility questions should be directed to FSD or the recipient can call the FSD Information Center for answers.Slide21