On-Line Food Stamp Application

Program: On-Line SNAP (formerly Food Stamps)

Director: Paul Desmarais

Address: 264 Griffin Street Fall River, MA 02724

E-Mail: pdesmarais@cfcinc.org

Telephone: (508) 679-0041

Fax: (508) 675-0245

Office Hours: M-F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Brief Program Description
: The purpose of this program is to improve access to Food Stamp benefits for low income households who are otherwise seeking services at CFC. Applications are completed and transmitted to the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance by personnel who also assist applicants with the necessary follow-up.

Eligibility: Eligibility is based on such factors as monthly income, household size, age of applicants, housing costs, and available assets. The Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance makes the final decision on eligibility in accordance with their guidelines.

Documentation Needed: Applicants must produce proof of income for the previous four weeks, current bank statements, receipts for child care, utility bills, medical bills, and rent or mortgage statements.

Application Process: Applications are prepared and transmitted during a face to face interview with a LASER PROGRAM case worker. Supporting documents are faxed.

Criteria For Selection: These are determined by the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance.

Service Area: The program currently services the Greater Fall River and Taunton area.