How Do I Apply to Accept Benefits?
You can apply to accept SNAP benefits at your store or market locations by following the steps described on this page.
NOTE: This application is for Retail Food Stores and Farmers' Markets that would like to accept SNAP-EBT. If you are not a Retail Food Store or Farmers' Market, please do not complete this application. Instead, call the SNAP Retailer Service Center at 1-877-823-4369. If you are a retailer that wants to accept SNAP-EBT on your website or mobile app, please do not complete this application. Instead, follow the requirements listed on the SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot website.
1. Get a USDA Account
Before you start your application:
- Register for a USDA eAuthentication account
- Activate your USDA eAuthentication account
2. Complete the SNAP Application
Tip: After starting this application, you have 30 days to complete and submit it. If you application is not submitted within 30 days, it will be deleted. Before starting this application, make sure that you have name(s), home address(es), and Social Security Number(s) for each store owner, and sales data for the store.
3. Submit Supporting Documentation
Your application is not complete until you submit the required supporting documents. Instructions for submitting your documentation are provided at the end of the application.
4. Check Application Status
After you submit your supporting documents to FNS, you can check the status of your application in real time.
SNAP Retailer Service Center
FNS will process your application and contact you if they need any further information. If you have additional questions, please call the SNAP Retailer Service Center at 1-877-823-4369.