While they work to regain financial independence, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will help low-income single moms in South Dakota buy the food they need to stay healthy. The size and income of a household will determine the amount of benefits it receives while benefits are provided only to supplement the recipient’s food budget.
During August 2013, the average monthly benefit was $304 per household and $132 per person.
A plastic debit card (South Dakota EBT Card) is provided to SNAP recipients instead of paper coupons. To subtract the recipient’s purchase amount from their allotted benefits the store cashier will run the debit card through a point-of-sale device. Eliminating loss or theft of SNAP benefits, using the card is much faster and easier than using paper coupons.
The program operates under the requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
General Program Requirements
You must be a resident of the state of South Dakota in order to qualify for this benefit program and fall into one of two groups:
- Those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001.
- Those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $3,251 who share their household with a person with a disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself), or with a person or persons age 60 and over.
To apply for this program contact your local SNAP administering agency.
Program Contact Information
For more information about eligibility or benefits under South Dakota SNAP, contact us via: