Food Stamp Offices in Marion County, Iowa

Find Marion County, Iowa 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.


About Marion County Food Stamp Offices

The Marion County Food Stamp Office refers to the Iowa State agency that administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Marion County, IA. Commonly referred to as "Food Stamps," SNAP benefits are a form of nutrition assistance provided to income-eligible households in Marion County 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:
  • Marion County 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
Marion County SNAP Eligibility

Eligibility for Marion County 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. Marion County 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 Iowa. Marion County 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 Marion County 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 Marion County.

Applying for Food Stamps

In Iowa, the Department of Social Services, Department of Human Services, or similar agency administers SNAP. Marion County SNAP Offices are responsible for accepting and processing applications from households, determining eligibility, and distributing the benefits. Marion County 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.