Balsam Lake Food Stamp Office

Find Balsam Lake Wisconsin food stamp offices. Food stamp offices provide information on food stamps and SNAP program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) eligibility, application, guidelines, income requirement, EBT/SNAP balance lookups, card numbers, and MyBenefits.


Polk County Department of Human Services Food Stamp Office 100 County Road I Balsam Lake WI 54810 715-485-8400


About Balsam Lake Food Stamp Offices

The Balsam Lake Food Stamp Office refers to the Wisconsin State agency that administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Balsam Lake, WI. Commonly referred to as "Food Stamps," SNAP benefits are a form of nutrition assistance provided to income-eligible households in Balsam Lake through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). SNAP Offices provide benefits intended to reduce food insecurity and poverty by supplementing the food purchasing power of low-income households.

You may contact Food Stamp Offices for questions about:
  • Balsam Lake food stamp eligibility
  • Applying for food stamps and SNAP food benefit
  • Calculating SNAP benefits
  • EBT cards and account balances
  • Finding stores that accept SNAP, EBT cards and food stamps
Balsam Lake SNAP Eligibility

Eligibility for Balsam Lake SNAP benefits is largely based on a household's income and assets. Income and asset limits vary based on household size, and are typically less restrictive for households with elderly or disabled members. Balsam Lake SNAP Offices require able-bodied adults without dependents to work or participate in qualified training or education programs in order to receive benefits. Children, seniors, and the disabled are exempt from the work requirement. A person must be a citizen, or lawfully documented non-citizen, to qualify for SNAP benefits in Wisconsin. Balsam Lake households that receive cash benefits from another means-tested program, such as Supplemental Social Security Income, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), or General Assistance, automatically qualify for SNAP.

Food Stamps

Participating Balsam Lake households receive food stamps or SNAP food benefits that may be used to purchase household food items or plants and seeds to grow food. The benefit is provided on an electronic debit card (EBT card) that can be used at supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, farmers markets, and other places selling eligible items in Balsam Lake.

Applying for Food Stamps

In Wisconsin, the Department of Social Services, Department of Human Services, or similar agency administers SNAP. Balsam Lake SNAP Offices are responsible for accepting and processing applications from households, determining eligibility, and distributing the benefits. Balsam Lake food stamp applications are accepted at agency field offices as well as online. The agencies that administer SNAP typically administer other Federal assistance programs, such as TANF and Medicaid, as well as state assistance programs. As a result, these agencies are often able to offer integrated case management services and have developed shared information technology and eligibility systems.