• How To Apply For Access Florida Food Stamps
December 21, 2013

If you are a Florida resident on a low income, you may find yourself in need Access Florida food stamps. The ACCESS Florida food stamp program can provide that help. There are a few different options for how to apply for ACCESS Florida food stamps.

Call Customer Support

If you are new to ACCESS Florida and have questions, you may want to call customer support before you apply for food stamps. They can also help you by mailing you an application, if you don’t have regular access to a computer and can’t fill out the online application form. The customer service number is (866) 762-2237.

Visit Your Local Branch Office

There are many Department of Family Services (DCF) and ACCESS Florida local branch offices. The main office is in Tallahassee, but other offices can be found across the state. In fact, most counties have multiple offices. You can visit http://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/access-florida-food-medical-assistance-cash/food-assistance-and-suncap and type your zip code into the search box near the bottom of the page to find the nearest food stamp office near you.

Once you find your local ACCESS Florida office, you can go there to obtain an application. You can also ask the staff at the branch office any questions that you may have. They will be able to describe the program to your fully and help you to fill out the application accurately.

If you choose to go to the branch office to fill out an application, you should bring the following items with you:

-          Proof of Identity and Residence

-          Social Security Card

-          Proof of Income

-          List of Assets

-          List of Expenses

If you are simply picking up an application, you can take it home with you and fill out all of that information there. Then you can mail the finished application in.

Apply Online

The easiest and most convenient way to apply for ACCESS Florida food stamps is to do so online. You can start by using ACCESS Florida’s website screening tool to verify that you qualify. If you do, you can create an account and fill out their online application, which is available in Spanish, English, and Creole.

Before you start the online application process, it’s a good idea to record your user name and password in a safe place. You will need it whenever you want to log in and view the status of your account, or make changes to it. It is also a good idea to have all of your residency, income, and other eligibility information ready so that you can fill out the application form quickly and easily. However, if you find that you are missing some information, you can just save your progress, log out of the system, and come back to it when you have the necessary information. To find out more about the online application process, visit http://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/.

 

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