West Saint Paul Food Stamp Office

Find West Saint Paul Minnesota 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.


Dakota County Community Services Administration Food Stamp Office 1 Mendota Road West Saint Paul MN 55118 651-554-6000


About West Saint Paul Food Stamp Offices

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

Eligibility for West Saint Paul 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. West Saint Paul 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 Minnesota. West Saint Paul 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 West Saint Paul 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 West Saint Paul.

Applying for Food Stamps

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