ANNOUNCEMENT

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE USDA AND USCIS

Applying for or receiving SNAP DOES NOT make you a public charge and will not be considered in a public charge determination. Applying for or receiving SNAP will not affect your ability to:

  • Remain in the United States,

  • Get a Green Card/Permanent Legal Resident Status,

  • Keep a Green Card/Permanent Legal Resident Status, or

  • Become a U.S. Citizen.

You can also apply for SNAP on behalf of the eligible immigrants or U.S. citizens in your family, even if you do not want to apply for benefits for yourself, without affecting your or their immigration status. 

For example, if a parent is not eligible for SNAP because of their immigration status, they can still apply for their eligible children.

For more information relating to general immigration information in English or in Spanish, please call USCIS at 1-800-375-5283. For general information about SNAP, please call 1-800-221-5689 (English only) or 202-720-2791 (English and Spanish) to be connected to your state's SNAP hotline.