Since October 2008, the United States’ Food Stamp Program has been known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) which is a federal- aid program to provide food-purchasing assistance for low- and no-income people living in the U.S.
There are some speciﬁc requirements to get assist from this program, for immigrants , elderly persons and persons with disabilities. Looking in income requirement, individuals and households may qualify for beneﬁts if they earn a gross monthly income that is 130% (or less) of the federal poverty level for a speciﬁc household size.
To apply for this program you will need to consult with your case manager in welfare ofﬁces where you will have to face an interview determine your eligibility.
With the food stamps, you can buy things like: breads, cereals, fruits, vegetables, meats, ﬁsh, poultry, dairy products, seeds and plants that produce food, soft drinks, candy, cookies, snack crackers, ice cream, etc.
Likewise, the things that you shouldn’t be buying and can’t buy with the food stamps are: Beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes, tobacco, non-food items, vitamins, medicines, hot food or food eaten in the store, live animals, gift baskets that contain non-food items, cosmetics, ornamental gourds, etc.
फूड स्ट्याम्प कार्यक्रमले न्युन आय भएका परिवारलाई सुस्वास्थ्य राख्ने पौश्टिक आहारा खरिद गर्न सहायता गर्छ । तपाईं यो सुविदाका लागी योग्य हो र होइन भन्ने बुझ्नका लागि अन्तर्वाता गरिन्छ ।
सामान्य रुपमा हेर्ने हो भने प्रण्ाँलीअनुसार फूड स्ट्याम्पका लागि योग्य हुनका निमित्त सबै १८ बर्È देखी माथिकाले रोजगारका लागि समेत दर्ता गरेको, काम र अध्ययन प्रशिÔण्ँ कार्यक्रममा सहभागी हुन इच्छुक भएको जनाउनु पर्दछ र साथै घरसम्पती सीमा र घरेलू आय स्तर पनि आवश्यकरुपमा हेरिन्दछ ।
Compiled by Teeka Acharya (Source: Wikipedia, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, and WiseGeek.com. )