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Commissioners Office
John H. Mulroy Civic Center
421 Montgomery St.
Syracuse NY, 13202

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Apply

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How to Apply

Online: You can file an application online at www.mybenefits.ny.gov. The completed online Supplemental Nutrition Assistance application will be sent to the agency and you will be screened for expedited Supplemental Nutrition Assistance within five days and have a scheduled phone interview to determine eligibility.

By telephone: You can request an application by calling our office at (315) 435-2700. We will mail you an application and you can either return it by mail or drop it off in-person. You will need to be interviewed and the interview can be done by telephone or in-person whichever you prefer.

In-person: You can come into our office at 2nd floor Civic Center, TA/SNAP Intake 421 Montgomery Street and we will give you an application. You can submit it that day as long as you have filled in your name, address, telephone number (if you have one) and signed the application. We will give you an appointment for a future interview which can be done by telephone or in-person.


You are responsible to complete your application completely and truthfully. At application, periodic report and recertification you must report ALL employment income and any unearned income such as Disability benefits, Child Support, unemployment benefits and lottery winnings. If your household currently has no income and you receive a change in income you must report the changes within 10 days after the end of the month in which the change happened.  The information and proof that you provide when applying for or while receiving SNAP must be correct, complete and accurate.  If you intentionally provide false, incomplete or inaccurate information or proof, you could be disqualified from the program and possibly subject to criminal prosecution. If you are eligible for and receive SNAP benefits, you can only use them to purchase food for your household.  You cannot exchange them for cash, drugs, alcohol, tobacco products or firearms or you could be disqualified from the program.



What to Expect

If you do qualify, you will receive your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance benefits no later than 30 days from the date the office got your application. Your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance benefits will be issued electronically at a participating grocery store. Click here to link to EBT page


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