The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps persons with limited income buy food.
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To apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Call the Center servicing your area for information on how to apply or apply online through the New York State My Benefits website. My Benefits - How To Apply For SNAP Online
To apply for services, call or visit the local center serving your area. In addition, the New York State website My Benefits is a quick and easy way to find answers to questions about New York State's programs and services.
www.mybenefits.ny.gov - MyBenefits is an online tool to help you learn about eligibility for financial assistance and other benefit programs. A simple, 10-minute prescreening from any computer with Internet access at any time, determines whether you are likely to qualify for Food Stamps, HEAP, the Earned Income Tax Credit, child dependent care credits, school lunch and other programs.
To determine which Social Services Center serves a particular Zip Code, click on the Zip Code Search for Center link above.
SNAP-ED: Eat Smart New York!
ESNY is a program, in collaboration with the Department of Social Services, to provide nutrition education to food stamp participants and applicants. This program will enable participants to make healthier food choices within limited budgets. Click here to learn more about ESNY.
Eat Better for Less – Video shows how Eat Smart New York Nutrition Education classes teach SNAP-eligible households to eat better for less.
Various Government and Community Agencies are providing outreach and services at the South West Center.
Click here for information on scheduled events.
Information for ACTIVE SNAP Cases
Please be advised that, effective February 1, 2012:
- We will be centralizing all active SNAP and Medicaid cases for SSI recipients to the Smithtown Center, located at:
200 Wireless Blvd.
Hauppauge, NY 11788
This should NOT cause a hardship for you since you are NOT required to appear at a DSS Center to receive SNAP benefits. You can conduct your business with this Department by mail and/or telephone, as described below.
- SNAP re-certification applications, required documentation, correspondence informing DSS of case changes, etc. must be mailed to:
Suffolk County Department of Social Services
PO Box 18100
Hauppauge, NY 11787
If you need to speak with someone about your SSI SNAP or SSI Medicaid case, call 631-853-8926 or, 631-853-8750 or, 631-853-8861
If you need a replacement SNAP (EBT) Card, you can call the number above to request one and it will promptly be mailed to you. In an emergency, you can go to the Coram, Riverhead, Smithtown or South West Center to pick up a replacement card.
Please be assured that DSS will make every effort to continue serving our clients without interruption as we undergo this change.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience.