How Do I Get Internet With SNAP/Food Stamp Benefits? Get the Answer Here

When you’re already living paycheck to paycheck, the additional cost of Wi-Fi and an internet connection may be too much for your budget. This can cause real problems, especially because so much of daily life is completed online: School...

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    Qualify by income and provide one of the following as proof.

    • Prior Year’s State, Federal or Tribal Tax Return
    • Unemployment/Workers' Compensation Benefits Statement
    • Divorce Decree or Child Support Documents
    • Veterans Administration Benefits Statement
    • Current Income Statement from Employer or Paycheck Stubs
    • Retirement/Pension Benefits Statement
    • Social Security Benefits Statement

    Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance (BIA)

    BIA Award letter, should contain the following basic information:

    • Name of the program,
    • Name of the beneficiary
    • Address of the beneficiary
    • Date of the award

    Tribal Head Start

    Head Start Award letter, should contain the following basic information:

    • Name of the program,
    • Name of the beneficiary
    • Address of the beneficiary
    • Date of the award

    Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

    TANF Award letter, should contain the following basic information:

    • Name of the program,
    • Name of the beneficiary
    • Address of the beneficiary
    • Date of the award

    Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)

    Notice of Action (award letter) acknowledging eligibility for FDPIR benefits;

    • Name of the beneficiary;
    • The beginning and ending dates of the award or certification period; and
    • The telephone number of the Food Distribution Program office, and the name and address of the person to contact for additional information.

    OR

    FDPIR participation documents(e.g., a benefit card or copy of a benefit card);

    • Name of the beneficiary
    • The beginning and ending dates of the award or certification period; and
    • The telephone number of the Food Distribution Program office, and the name and address of the person to contact for additional information.

    Lifeline Program

    Due to sharing many of the same eligibility requirements those currently enrolled in the lifeline program may qualify for The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) also.

     

    Medi-Cal / Medicaid

    Program Approval Letter, Benefit Statement, or Verification of Coverage Letter, should contain the following basic information:

    • Name of the program or state equivalent,
    • Name of the beneficiary,
    • Address of the beneficiary, and
    • Date of the award

    OR

    Eligibility Screenshot or printout from an online portal or website tool, should contain the following basic information:

    • Name of the program or state equivalent,
    • Name of the beneficiary
    • Medical Identification number, OR
    • Case number,
    • Eligibility dates, OR
    • Current participation status

    CalFresh / Food Stamps / SNAP

    Program Approval Letter, Benefit Statement, or Verification of Coverage Letter, should contain the following basic information:

    • Name of the program,
    • Name of the beneficiary,
    • Eligibility dates, OR
    • Current participation status

    OR

    Eligibility Screenshot or printout from an online portal or website tool, should contain the following basic information:

    • Name of the program or state equivalent,
    • Name of the beneficiary,
    • Case number,
    • Eligibility dates, OR
    • Current participation status

    Federal Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit

    Pension Grant Letter should contain the following basic information:

    • Participant’s name
    • Address
    • A decision about the participant’s monthly entitlement amount
    • Payment start date

    Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)

    FPHA award letter should contain the following basic information:

    • Name of the program,
    • Date of the award,
    • Name of the beneficiary, and
    • Award amount.

    Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

    Approval Letter or Benefit Statement issued by the SSA or on SSA letterhead.

    • Consumer’s name
    • Date
    • Eligibility Date
    • Claim number OR Other consumer identification number
    • Payment amount

    Medicaid / Medi-Cal

    Program Approval Letter, Benefit Statement, or Verification of Coverage Letter should contain the following basic information:

    • Name of the program or state equivalent,
    • Name of the beneficiary,
    • Address of the beneficiary, and
    • Date of the award

    OR

    Eligibility Screenshot or printout from an online portal or website tool should contain the following basic information:

    • Name of the program or state equivalent,
    • Name of the beneficiary
    • Medical Identification number, OR
    • Case number,
    • Eligibility dates, OR
    • Current participation status

    SNAP / Food Stamps / CalFresh

    Program Approval Letter, Benefit Statement, or Verification of Coverage Letter should contain the following basic information:

    • Name of the program,
    • Name of the beneficiary,
    • Eligibility dates, OR
    • Current participation status

    OR

    Eligibility Screenshot or printout from an online portal or website tool should contain the following basic information:

    • Name of the program or state equivalent,
    • Name of the beneficiary,
    • Case number,
    • Eligibility dates, OR
    • Current participation status