SNAP helps and supports people or residents of low-income, unemployed, seniors with disabilities, and those who are living in fixed-income and low-income families. The Office of Economic Self-Sufficiency (ESS) of the Florida Department of Children and Families is in charge of identifying SNAP eligibility and distributing funds to Florida SNAP accounts on a regular monthly basis.
Users can easily use their Florida EBT card anywhere by just displaying the Quest logo, and this card consists of most grocery store chains, farmers markets, and some retailers. You can purchase groceries also with an EBT card according to your location and they will be delivered to your home.
With SNAP benefits, there are some items that people can’t buy, it consists of tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, medicines, vitamins, live animals, supplements, cleaning supplies, pet foods, paper products, hot ready-to-eat foods, and cosmetics. Also, there is a SUNCAP program, which is meant for SSI (Supplemental Security Income) recipients, it is a food assistance program.
You can be automatically enrolled in this program if you already received your SNAP benefits. And when you are eligible for SSI.
How to Receive EBT Benefits/Discounts
Florida offers a lot of services and benefits to customers and recipients of SNAP, below are some benefits:
Amazon Prime– Florida SNAP recipients and customers can get a free sign-up for an amazon prime EBT discount worth $6.99 per month. Which is half the cost in comparison to a regular subscription.
Computers, Internet $ Smart Phones– Through the Affordable Connectivity Program, qualified SNAP recipients may be eligible to receive up to a $30 monthly discount on internet service (or a $75 monthly discount if a household is located on eligible tribal lands), or a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer and a low-cost service plan covered by the ACP. SNAP recipients who are eligible can also get free cell phones.