Health & Wellness

Florida Supplemental Nutrition Assistance and SUNCAP Programs

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$104/month

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

The Florida Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program gives you a special debit card with money on it to help you buy food. The program adds money to your card every month. The amount of money you get may depend on three things:

  • Money you get from your job or a program like Social Security
  • How many people live with you
  • Where you live

You can use the card at most grocery stores, certain senior centers, and some meal delivery services such as Meals on Wheels. 

The SUNCAP Program is a special program to help people who receive Supplemental Security Income pay for food. Supplemental Security Income is extra money from the federal government to help you pay for everyday expenses. If you get help from SUNCAP, you may already qualify for the Florida Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. 


How do I apply?

To apply for the Florida SNAP and SUNCAP programs, you can print and fill out the application forms and mail them to your local office. You can also apply online. Call your State Hotline at 850-300-4323 to see if you can apply by phone.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get help from these programs?
What are the citizenship guidelines?
Can I use my SNAP benefits to buy groceries online?

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

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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.

Green Path

Toll-Free: 1-800-794-6559

Website: support@benefitscheckup.org

See What Key Benefits Programs You May Qualify For

BenefitsCheckUp can help you assess whether you can get help from programs before you apply. Answer questions anonymously to find out if you may be eligible for key benefits programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicare Savings Programs, Medicaid, Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy (LIS) - Extra Help, among others.