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Alaska Officials Will Give Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
The Alaska Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides food benefits to low-income households. (Photo: Upper Cumberland Development District)

SNAP or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

The assistance program of Alaska on supplemental nutrition gives food benefits to low-income households. The State pays half the costs of operating the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP) in Alaska. The federal government has an advantage of 100%funds of the SNAP.

According to a published post by the Alaska Department of Health, Division of Public Assistance, they benefit from the Division of Public Assistance issues SNAP help via the Alaska Quest card. Eligible households use SNAP benefits to buy food products from authorized stores statewide. The payment a household accepts each month depends on the household’s countable earnings and the size of the family household.

The gross monthly earnings test is based on 130% of the recent Alaska poverty standard. Eligible applicants must pass income and assets tests. Special rules of Alaska allow for higher SNAP benefits in rural neighborhoods, the use of these benefits is for purchasing specific hunting and fishing subsistence reserves.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

The Alaska Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides food benefits to low-income households. (Photo: Alaska Department of Health, Division of Public Assistance)

What Are The Qualifications for SNAP Eligibility?

There are certain requirements for Eligibility and those are:

Residency – The applicants must be residents of the State of Alaska to accept Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) help from Alaska.

Age and Relationship – There were no said specific age requirements to receive benefits from SNAP. Teens aged 18 and below who apply on their own must be living independently. Parents and their kids 21 years old or younger living jointly are considered in one household. Individuals that are living together and who buy and prepare food together are treated as one household.

Along with the required, work, other factors, resource tests, income tests, and deductions.

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