Food Stamps for SSI Disabled Individuals

If your disabled adult is receiving “SSI” they may be eligible for food stamps – EBT card.

Household is the disabled adult individually and they are considered head of household. I spoke with SSI and confirmed that Corey is considered his own household even though he lives with us. Therefore, he is eligible for EBT food card.

Now he can go shopping and take his own cart and wallet to provide for himself. What a great life lesson to learn.

When you have SSI pay for room and board that includes food but instead write the rental contract for room and utilities and then apply for food stamps. (I did $500 for rent and utilities 2018) My understanding is that $750 is the most to receive at SSI for 2018.

Be sure to answer the phone. The food stamp program will call to verify information and finish processing the application.

SNAP Food Program FAQ:

Food Stamp Application:

Print pages 4-13 on the above application. You can drop off or mail or fax to the local DFACS office.

Gwinnett County DFACS Lawrenceville Office
95 Constitution Blvd, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Georgia State Information/Hotline Number: 1-877-423-4746 press one for EBT



One friend who had food stamps for one year on renewal was told her son was not eligible for food stamps until he was 22 yrs old. My son is 19 yrs old and received food stamps. This is his first year. It may depend on the person processing the paperwork and how they interpret the below guideline. Some have said food stamps could affect your SSI amount. This is our first year with both so I will keep you posted on what I learn.

Who is in a SNAP household?

Everyone who lives together and purchases and prepares meals together is grouped together as one SNAP household.

Some people who live together, such as spouses and most children under age 22, are included in the same SNAP household, even if they purchase and prepare meals separately.

If a person is 60 years of age or older and unable to purchase and prepare meals separately because of a permanent disability, the person and the person’s spouse may be a separate SNAP household if the others they live with do not have very much income (no more than 165 percent of the poverty level).

Normally you are not eligible for SNAP benefits if an institution gives you most of your meals. However, there is one exception for elderly persons and one for disabled persons:

  • Residents of federally subsidized housing for the elderly may be eligible for SNAP benefits, even if they receive their meals at the facility.
  • Disabled persons who live in certain nonprofit group living arrangements (small group homes with no more than 16 residents) may be eligible for SNAP benefits, even if the group home prepares their meals for them.