Florida Food Stamp Calculator

Eligibility requirements for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps are set by the United States Department of Agriculture, at the federal level. But individuals must apply through their states. In the state of Florida, the program is administered by the Florida Department of Children and Families under the ACCESS Florida Program. Eligibility for Food Stamps depends on things like the number of people in your household, income, and resources (cash, bank accounts, etc.). Income includes money earned from work. It also includes benefits like Social Security, unemployment, and SSI.

If you think you are eligible for Florida Food Assistance, you can use the pre-screening tool, also called the Food Stamps Calculator to determine if you qualify. Please note that the pre-screening tool is not an application for SNAP benefits. The Food Stamps program has many rules, and the calculator covers most of the rules, but not all of them. You need to apply to actually receive benefits and confirm the actual amount that you qualify for – since it is possible that the actual amount you may be eligible for is different from what the calculator tells you.

In Florida, the pre-screening tool (the ACCESS Florida Pre-screening Tool) is used to screen for the following:

  • Help to buy food
  • Cash Assistance
  • Low or no cost healthcare
  • Help to pay Medicare premiums

So, when you answer the questions asked, you are being screened for eligibility for Food Assistance, Cash Assistance, Low or no cost health care, and help to pay Medicare premiums. You should take the time and answer the questions accurately and truthfully. You may just want to apply for Florida Food Stamps but your household situation may qualify you for other benefits. Click here to go to the calculator. We have included a copy of the form you are going to complete below, including the questions: Here is a link to a pdf version of the Florida Food Stamp Calculator Questions, which shows you the entire form. Click on the “back” button on your browser to return to this page.

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Florida Food Stamp Calculator

To go to the pre-screening calculator, click here. If you need instructions on how to apply for benefits, click here.

Apply for Food Stamps

Once you have determined that you qualify for food stamps, you can click here to apply. When you apply, you may be invited for an in-person interview at a Department of Children and Families (DCF) office near you. The video below explains what happens next after you apply for food stamps in Florida.

We hope you found this article helpful. If you have any questions or comments regarding this article or how to apply for food stamps in general, tell us in the comments section below.

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9 comments on “Florida Food Stamp Calculator
  1. Becky L. Brynjolfsson says:

    I am unemployed. I was supposed to fill out a form for loss of income. I have not had a job for many years. There is no way I could get in touch with past employers since they are no longer at the places where I used to work.

    • Lisa says:

      Becky,

      All you have to do is make sure you still turn in that “loss of income” sheet as requested by that agency…..just write on this form…..”business closed” or “former boss doesn’t work there anymore!”

      This shows to dcf you tried!

    • Saxon DeLaw says:

      What’s your point? Or is this a question?

  2. Patrick Hamer says:

    I am 78 years old. I retired at 74 . My only income is social security. My wife is also 78 and on social security. She has a small saving account. I have high medical bills and also pay 355.00 per month alimony. My question is can I apply for help?
    My net income is below the limits. Thank you
    Patrick Hamer

  3. shariena says:

    Its been over a month now. I keep calling the customerservice line i keep getting hung up on when i ask a question that they don’t know the answer to.
    i also keep calling asking to speak to a case worker and get told i am not aloud to speak to a case worker? Now as a single mom of two i have no welfare benefits and with no warring my Medicaid case was close after i was told i was approve for Medicaid. And there is no option to speak to someone about it. And the customerservice guy hung up on me when i asked about this.

  4. i have been trying to get info on my acct my case #1281874353, i am told the acct # is incorrect, to input the correct #. This is the only # i have regard my case number dated nov. 25,2014.

  5. diann gainer says:

    how do I go about redoing my foodstamps my son is no longer getting ssi waiting for appeal . we both were on suncap food stamps, we are still in the same household please contact asap for procedure

  6. Donald E Moody says:

    Im not getting the right amount of foodstamps. .please help

  7. Michelle Chiesa-wight says:

    We are a family of four. One adult and three children 14,16,and 17. Ourtotal income is 2549.00 rent is 1100. Plus electric gas and water. We were awarded 8.00 in food assistance can this be correct.

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