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How to Apply for Yourself


While you can always call our SNAP hotline, you may not want to wait to connect with a SNAP counselor or prefer to apply on your own. We know COMPASS can be extremely confusing, so we’ve created a guide to assist you through the process. Our guide includes step-by-step instructions, frequently asked questions, tips to navigate the application successfully, and a glossary of important terms and programs. And once you navigate the application process through COMPASS, we hope you feel comfortable using the online myCOMPASS feature to manage your benefits, or the myCOMPASS mobile app from your smartphone. We hope this guide makes the process of applying for benefits easier!

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