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A food stamp program is a state-run government agency that was established to aid low-income individuals and families with benefits directed towards the purchase and consumption of food. As a result of their local status, the requirements and application processes vary.

That being said, the goals of a food stamp program are universal--to supply low-income individuals and families with government assistance so they can obtain proper nutrition through the consumption of food and drink.

To get food stamps, an applicant must utilize his or her state's distinct food stamp program. All food stamp programs help people with low incomes and limited resources buy food to maintain a healthy diet. A food stamp program is established typically in conjunction with the state's Social Security Program, although a few state's run each program independently.

Regardless, to get food stamps an individual must contact their local food stamp office--for state's in which the Food Stamp Program is accordance with the Social Security Program a Social Security Office will provide the individual with all the necessary resources to apply for food stamp benefits. Whatever the set-up entails, a food stamp program is the official government department that is responsible for establishing requirements for eligibility, processing applications, and subsequently distributing benefits to those accepted.

To get food stamps an individual must meet the requirements established by the state's food stamp program. As a result of their local status, each state possesses different requirements an exclusion for benefits.

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