In general, in order to get food stamps (SNAP) in Colorado, you must meet the general Federal eligibility requirements, which include:
- You must have a Social Security Number or apply for one.
- You must be a U.S citizen, U.S. national, or have qualified alien status.
- You must register for work if between the ages of 18 and 60, which may include an employment training program. (Some college students may be eligible as well.)
The next requirement for eligibility is that your household income must be below a certain level. There are different income maximums depending on how many people are in your household. Go here for income requirements or you can use this pre-screening eligibility tool.
If you are eligible, or if you’re not sure, you should apply. You can apply:
- Online: Use the Colorado PEAK system located at https://coloradopeak.secure.force.com/
- By Mail: Download an application from this page and mail it to your county Department of Human Services office.
- In Person: Visit your county Department of Human Services office.
Already part of the SNAP food stamps program?
- See Colorado EBT Card Balance for information on checking your EBT balance and reaching EBT customer service by phone.