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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), often referred to as Food Stamps, offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. Participants receive food stamp reimbursements in the form of Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards that can be used at participating grocery stores, supermarkets and farmers markets.
IMPORTANT: As of Jan. 1, 2016, certain food assistance recipients will have to meet work requirements to be eligible to receive food assistance benefits. These recipients are known as Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD). If you are an ABAWD, age 18-49, and have received notice that you must meet work requirements to maintain eligibility, click the link below:
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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Florida's Welfare Transition program emphasizes work, self-sufficiency, and personal responsibility to enable welfare recipients to move from welfare to work. The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides cash benefits to eligible indigent families with dependent children. Additional TANF support may include assistance with child care and transportation, counseling for substance abuse and mental health treatment, diversion services, job training and employment services.
SNAP and TANF are administered by the Florida Department of Children and Families.
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