How To Apply For Guam Food Stamps

View the information below if you are interested in applying for food stamps in Guam. It is important that you have all the documentation and information needed so the application process is not delayed. If you still have questions or issues about applying for food stamps, known as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), then you can call the Guam SNAP hotline at 671-735-7245 or 671-735-7274. The department that handles this program is called the Guam Department of Public Health & Social Services.

The Guam Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly called the food stamp program) helps you and your family buy food needed for good health. You can buy food from most grocery stores and other retailers that sell food. If you meet the program guidelines, you will get a special debit card. This debit card comes with a certain amount of money already on it to pay for food. You can use the card at most grocery stores. It works just like a regular debit card. You buy your groceries using the card and the cost is taken out of the total amount on the card. More money is put on your debit card on a monthly basis.

Apply for Guam food stamps

To apply for the Guam Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), you can download an application, print and fill it out. You can also call the Guam Information/Hotline at 671-735-7245 statewide or 671-635-7411 Northern Region, if you have questions about the program. To can visit the Guam food stamp website at,

You can get help from the Guam food stamp program if you have limited income and resources. Some resources may not be counted when determining whether you meet the program guidelines. In some cases, you may be able to take part in this program without having to do anything. You will automatically get the program or have more generous rules if you and or members of your household already get cash benefits from other programs such as:

  • Public or General Assistance
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Additionally, if you get non-cash benefits (including TANF-funded informational pamphlet or counseling services), you may have higher income and/or resource limits. Do note, in certain situations, there may be other program rules that you may need to meet such as taking part in Employment & Training programs and other work requirements.

Households have to meet income tests unless all members are receiving TANF, SSI, or in some places general assistance. Most households must meet both the gross and net income tests, but a household with an elderly person or a person who is receiving certain types of disability payments only has to meet the net income test. Households, except those noted, that have income over the amounts listed below cannot get Guam SNAP benefits.

Household Size Gross monthly income (130 percent of poverty) Net monthly income (100 percent of poverty)
1 $1,307 $1,005
2 $1,760 $1,354
3 $2,213 $1,702
4 $2,665 $2,050
5 $3,118 $2,399
6 $3,571 $2,747
7 $4,024 $3,095
8 $4,477 $3,444
Each additional member +$453 +$349

If you are a US citizen and meet the other program guidelines, you may get help from this program. If you live in the US but are not a US citizen, you may still apply if you and or members of your household meet at least one of following guidelines for legal immigrants:

  • Lived legally in the United States or its territories for at least 5 years or more
  • Get disability related assistance or benefits, no matter when you entered the United States or its territories
  • Children under the age of 18, no matter when the child entered the United States or its territories

Documents you may need to apply for Guam food stamps

Documents Showing Number of People Living in Household:

  • Tax Returns
  • School Records
  • Clinic Cards or Hospital Records
  • Current Medicaid cards
  • Statement from Non-Related Landlord

Documents Showing Household Address:

  • Current Rent Receipt
  • Recent Utility Bill in Your Name
  • Statement from Non-Relative Landlord
  • Real Estate Tax Bill
  • Copy of Current Lease
  • Mortgage Records/Book
  • Current Mail

Documents Showing Household Expenses:

  • Current Utility Bills in Your Name
  • Rent Receipts
  • Income Tax Return
  • Mortgage Records
  • Credit Card Receipts
  • Bank Statements
  • Store Receipts
  • Home Care Bills
  • Bankruptcy Records

Documents Showing Medical Costs:

  • Hospital Records and Bills
  • Home Care Bills
  • Insurance Bills
  • Medicaid Statement
  • Records and Bills from Healthcare Provider
  • Prescription Drug Receipts

Social Security Receipts:

  • Any Social Security Receipt is Good

Proof of Age:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Driver's License
  • State Issued Non-Drivers ID Card
  • Marriage Certificate with DOB
  • Immigration or Naturalization Certificate
  • Hospital Certificate of Birth
  • Medicaid Card
  • US Passport

Proof of income and resources

Proof of income:

  • Current Wage Stubs
  • Letter from Employer
  • Income Tax Return
  • Business Records
  • Current Unemployment Check
  • Bank Statements
  • Credit Union Records
  • Family Court Records
  • Social Security Benefits Statement
  • Veterans Administration Benefit Check

RESOURCES: Bank Records, Credit Union Records, Stock & Bond Certificates, Trust Fund Agreements, Deeds, Life Insurance Policy, Burial Fund Records, Motor Vehicle Registration or Title

If you additional questions or issues about applying for Guam food stamps, you can direct questions to the appropriate Federal Regional Office. For the Regional Office in San Francisco, California call 415-437-8400. For the Regional Office in New York call 212-264-2890.