Food Stamps Office in Orange County, NY

If you live in Orange County, New York, and are trying to locate a SNAP (Food Stamps) office, we can help. You can visit one of the Food Stamps Offices in Orange County, NY (Department of Social Services) to get help with the following:

  • Apply for New York Public Assistance benefits in person
  • Check the Status of a New York Benefits Application
  • Renew/recertify your benefits
  • Go for a Benefits Interview Appointment
  • Order a Replacement EBT Card
  • Get help with your New York Public Assistance benefits

Orange County SNAP offices are run by the Department of Social Services.

We have provided the full list of Food Stamps Office in Orange County, NY below.

In addition, we have also included a list of community-based organizations that provide SNAP services.

For each of the Orange County SNAP offices listed below, we have included the address, phone number, and hours of operation.

Furthermore, we have provided below a list of frequently asked questions that New York SNAP applicants call their local SNAP offices for.

Read through the questions and see if you can save yourself time by getting your question answered here.

That way, you don’t have to visit or call your New York SNAP office for help.

If you would rather apply for SNAP online, see our post on Food Stamps Eligibility in New York.

To locate a SNAP Food Stamps Office in Orange County near you, keep reading below.

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Food Stamps Office in Orange County, NY

Below is a list of all SNAP office locations in Orange County, New York. In addition, we have listed community-based organizations that also offer SNAP services.

Orange County Social Services
11 Quarry Rd,
Goshen, NY 10924

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 4 PM

Phone Number for Orange County DSS (Food Stamps Office)

Here’s the phone number to call to reach the food stamps office (DSS Office):

Call Center: 845-291-4000

New York SNAP FAQs

Here are the most frequently asked questions about New York SNAP (Food Stamps):

What documents will I need to provide to Apply for New York SNAP?

Here are the documents usually required to get New York City SNAP:

  • A copy of your ID
  • Proof of any income from the last 30 days
  • Proof of student status (for college students)

In addition, immigrants may also be asked to provide:

  • A copy of your green card
  • A copy of your most recent paperwork for a U Visa, T Visa, asylum, refugee or parolee status, or a Violence Against Women Act petition
  • Naturalized U.S. citizens may be asked to provide a copy of their U.S. passport or naturalization documents.

However, if you are applying only for other people in your household, you do not have to provide proof of your immigration status.

Furthermore, your New York City SNAP benefit amount may be increased if you can provide proof of:

  • Housing expenses
  • Child support paid
  • Child/dependent care paid
  • Medical expenses if you are 60+ or disabled

What is the Income Limit for New York SNAP?

Here are the SNAP income limits for New York for 2022-2023 grouped by household types.

SNAP Income Eligibility Standards for Fiscal Year 2023
Effective October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023
Household SizeThe Maximum Gross Monthly Income for Households with an Elderly or Disabled Member and Households with Dependent Care Expenses (200% of FPL)Maximum Gross Monthly Income for Households with earned income – no elderly or disabled member (150% of FPL)Maximum Gross Monthly Income for Households without Earned Income (no elderly or disabled member – (130% of FPL)Monthly Net Income (100% of FPL)
Each Additional Household Member: Add$787$590$512$394

How do I Apply for New York Food Stamps?

There are four ways you can apply for SNAP in New York:

1. Apply Online

Apply for New York food stamps online through the website.

In addition, you can check your eligibility for more than 20 state programs on the myBenefits NY website.

Select your county of residence from the dropdown menu and you will be taken to the page to apply.

2. Apply Over the Phone

To apply over the phone, call the Orange County Department of Social Services at 845-291-4000.
They are open Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM.

3. Print Out the Application and Mail/Fax it In.

You can download the application and fill it out. 

4. Apply in Person

You can apply in person at the Orange County Department of Social Services office location listed above.

What Happens After I submit my SNAP Application?

After you submit your SNAP application, you will have a confidential interview with a caseworker.

Usually, you must appear in person for this interview but the in-person interview requirement can be waived under certain circumstances.

See below for more details.

During the interview, the caseworker will request any additional documentation needed to establish eligibility.

Once your eligibility for SNAP is established, you will receive an Electronic Benefit Transfer card (CIBC).

You can use the EBT card to purchase food at any approved grocery store throughout the state.

Are college students eligible to apply for New York SNAP?

In general, most students, ages 18 through 49, who are enrolled at least half-time in an institution of higher education are not eligible for SNAP benefits in New York.

However, there are numerous exceptions to this rule:

Students, ages 18 through 49, who are enrolled at least half-time in an institution of higher education, may be able to get SNAP if they:

  • Receive public assistance benefits; or
  • Receive unemployment insurance; or
  • Take part in a state or federally-financed work-study program; or
    Work on average 20 hours per week; or
  • Is a single parent enrolled full time and taking care of a dependent household member under the age of 12; or
  • Take care of a dependent household member under the age of 6; or
  • Take care of a dependent household member age 6 through 11 and do not have adequate child care to enable them to work a minimum of 20 hours per week;
  • Assigned to or placed in college or certain other schools as part of certain job or employment training programs; or
  • Enrolled in qualifying career and technical education programs of study.

Each institution of higher education determines what is considered ‘half-time’ enrollment.

Additionally, students who meet any of the exceptions above must also meet all other SNAP eligibility requirements in New York to receive benefits.

How do I contact New York EBT Customer Service?

You can reach New York EBT Customer Service at 1-888-328-6399.

You can call this toll-free number 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.

Business Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM

Staff is available through the automated phone system during business hours.

When you call, your call will be answered by an automated system.

The auto-attendant will guide you through menu options to help direct your call.

You may use the helpline to:

  • Check your SNAP or cash account balance information.
  • Hear your last ten transactions.
  • Request a printed 2-month statement of your account history.
  • File a claim if you suspect that a transaction error occurred.
  • Change your PIN.
  • Report damaged, lost, or stolen cards, and request a replacement card be mailed to you.

Food Stamps Office in Orange County NY Summary

We hope this post on SNAP Food Stamps Center in Orange County NY was helpful.

If you have further questions about the New York SNAP or New York EBT Card, please let us know in the comments section below.

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