Food & Nutrition

Alaska Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

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$104/month

This is how much the average older adult living alone receives in SNAP benefits per month.

This program gives you a debit card with money on it to help you and your family buy food. The program adds money to your card each month. The amount of money you get depends on three things:

  • If you get money from a job or a federal program like Social Security
  • How many people live with you 
  • Where you live

You can use the card at most grocery stores and farmers markets.


How do I apply?

To apply, visit Alaska's Division of Public Assistance website (opens in new window) to print and fill out the application form and view their contact page (opens in new window) for ways to send it. You can also apply over the phone at 800-478-7778.

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Start Enrollment or Ask Questions

A Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) can offer you personal, one-on-one assistance as you navigate program eligibility and look to apply. With support from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the BEC can help you apply for an enroll in all of the benefits you may be missing out on.

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Get Help from a Benefits Enrollment Center

Start Enrollment or Ask Questions

A Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) can offer you personal, one-on-one assistance as you navigate program eligibility and look to apply. With support from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the BEC can help you apply for an enroll in all of the benefits you may be missing out on.

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Toll-Free: 1-800-794-6559

Website: support@benefitscheckup.org

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