This module discusses the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Food Stamp application process. Included in Module 3:

How to Apply: Overview
Steps to Applying
Applying in Person: Find a Health and Welfare Office
Applying by Mail or Fax: Accessing and Submitting the Application
Keeping Up with Program Requirements
Completing Recertification
Application Questions

Last Update January, 2019

References (click links to view)

Idaho Administrative Procedures Act (IDAPA) 16.03.04 – Rules Governing the Food Stamp Program in Idaho, §§ 11(08), 100, 120, 133-138, 576, 601, 630

Idaho CareLine website,

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Website, Food Assistance for Idaho Families,

Idaho DHW Website, Applying for Benefit Services,

Idaho DHW Website, Complete Your Re-Evaluation,

Idaho DHW Website, Food Stamp Frequently Asked Questions,

Idaho DHW Website, Report a Change,

Interviews with Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Staff (Fall 2011)

USDA Food and Nutrition Services, 10 Steps to Help You Fill Your Grocery Bag Through SNAP (last modified 1/10/13),

7 C.F.R. 272.4 - Program Administration and Personnel Requirements, available at

7 C.F.R. 273.14 – Recertification, available at