How to Apply for SNAP Benefits

Apply Online or you may opt to complete the printable application. You may complete and submit application pages 1 of 32 and 2 of 32 to allow the department to date stamp and start the application; please include your name, address, and signature. To determine ongoing benefit eligibility, you must sign and complete the remainder of the application and bring or mail the application to a local DHS Office.

DHS-2 Application (used for all programs including temporary cash assistance)




Or contact your local DHS Office. You will need to complete an application and provide proof of identity, income, assets/resources and expenses.

Remember: When printing the appropriate application and instructions (if needed), fill it out as completely as possible. Pleasemail the completed application to the RI Department of Human Services, P.O. Box 8709, Cranston, RI 02920-8787.

If you do not have Adobe PDF software or access to a printer, please call your local DHS office to apply now.