How long will it take to process my application?

It depends, but usually 30 days. 

Foods Stamp & SNAP Applicants: Your county or Tribal Nation has 30 days to process your application, and subsequently approve or deny your case. Some people with very low income can get expedited services, and their cases should be processed in 7 days. 

Because of the pandemic, Minnesota counties and Tribal Nations are receiving a higher volume of applications than normal. It may take longer than usual to hear back. If it’s been more than two weeks and you haven’t gotten any mail or phone calls from your county or Tribal Nation, or you want to contact them directly, you can look up their contact information on the MN DHS Human Services Office Directory. Scott County residents can either contact their case work directly for application updates or call 952-445-7751 for more information. 

Have other questions about the process? Review other MNbenefits Frequently Asked Questions

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1. How do I apply for cash, food, or emergency benefits?
2. How do I get an application?
3. How long will it take to process my application?
4. How do I get a new EBT card or a replacement for a lost or stolen EBT card?
5. What is the policy for reporting changes, and how do I do it?