Help with Living at Home  
Food Stamps


The Food Stamp program helps low-income households purchase food.

Eligibility for persons over 60 or disabled:

 

Household size:
1 person 2 persons
Monthly net income:
$851
$1,141
Resources:
$3,000
$3,000

Possible deductions from gross income may include a standard deduction for household and telephone expenses, an earned income deduction for working households and specified deductions for medical expenses and excess shelter costs to help meet the above guidelines.

Adults who are eligible for the Food Stamp program receive their benefits using a special Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. Individuals can use their EBT card at grocery and retail food stores across the state.

Seniors may request a home interview.

Call these area offices:

Newport/Aquidneck Island
849-6000
Northern Rhode Island
235-6300
Pawtucket
729-5400
Providence
222-7276
South County
1-800-282-7021
Warwick
1-800-282-7021

You may also call the Food Stamp Hotline at 1-866-306-0270

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