Basic Food & SNAP

Basic Food (also known as SNAP or Food Stamps) is the Washington State equivalent of the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This program serves low income households with a monthly food allowance.

Eligibility for Basic Food is based on your monthly income (before taxes) and your household size. Your rent and childcare, as well as any other regular expenses are also used to determine your benefits. When you apply for SNAP, you can also apply for other benefits such as cash assistance, child care subsidy, Medicare (age 65+), and long-term care.

Household Size Monthly Gross Income Limit
1 $2,023
2 $2,743
3 $3,463
4 $4,183
5 $4,903

Apply for Benefits

You can apply for benefits online through Washington Connection. For instructions on how to apply in person or via the telephone consult the Basic Food Brochure located through the top right button on this page.