SNAP, short for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is a government program that helps individuals buy the food they need to lead healthy lives. Those who use SNAP will receive a monthly benefits card.
The Benefits Card, also known as the EBT Card, can be used at many major grocery stores, and can now be used at Amazon.
Linking your EBT card to your Amazon account will give you access to some of the benefits that Amazon has to offer.
- Access to Amazon Fresh without a Prime account
- Free delivery on purchases over $25
- Amazon Prime Discounted Price
- Amazon Exclusive Deals
How do I add SNAP to my Amazon account?
Follow this link to Add your SNAP EBT Card to your Amazon account.
Make sure you are signed in to your Amazon account or create an account.
Select “Add Your Own SNAP EBT Card”.
- You will be asked to add your EBT card number. Click Continue and follow the instructions.
- Make sure you select your EBT card as the payment method for SNAP eligible items
How to Qualify for SNAP Benefits
To be eligible for SNAP benefits, you must meet state-specific income limits. For information about SNAP, you should contact your local SNAP office. Contact information for these offices can be found here.
SNAP and SSA
It is important that you understand how SNAP may affect any other benefits you may receive from an SSA. It is possible to qualify for SSI or SSDI (link to differences between SSDI and SSI page) while receiving SNAP benefits. In some states, an SSI application can also be an application for SNAP if the individual lives alone.
It is important to complete a SNAP application with a representative in your state because SSI benefits can be counted as income in a SNAP eligibility account. The representative will help you calculate your household’s monthly income in order to determine your SNAP benefits.
Both SNAP and SSI are calculated using monthly household income. SSDI is calculated using a different set of requirements. For SSDI, you must prove that you are unable to work and earn an income. If you are able to meet these requirements, as well as your state’s income requirements, you may qualify for the SNAP program.
Frequently asked questions about SNAP:
What types of items can be purchased with SNAP?
SNAP benefits can be used to purchase most grocery items such as fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, bread, cereal, and other snack foods. You can even use SNAP to buy seeds and plants that produce food!
What can SNAP EBT be used for on Amazon?
SNAP EBT benefits can be used on Amazon.com, Amazon Fresh and Whole food. Simply search for items listed as “SNAP EBT Eligible.”
Will my SNAP EBT card cover the shipping?
No, SNAP EBT money will not cover shipping. However, shipping will be free for orders of $25 on Amazon.com.
Can SNAP EBT funds be used in all states?
SNAP EBT funds can be used in all contiguous states. Currently, Alaska and Hawaii are not entitled to use SNAP EBT funds.