Food & Nutrition
Florida Supplemental Nutrition Assistance and SUNCAP Programs
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In your state, the average household that includes an older adult gets


in SNAP benefits. You could get more or less depending on your income and household size.

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

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. 

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