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Reminder: SNAP recipients can designate someone to shop for them

4/9/2020 12:00:00 PM

During the COVID-19 pandemic, some Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients may be unable to leave their homes to go grocery shopping. The Minnesota Department of Human Services is reminding SNAP recipients that they can designate someone to use their EBT card so that person can shop for them using the SNAP recipient’s benefits. 

SNAP recipients who are confined to their homes during this crisis should:

  1. Find a trusted adult who can shop for them and deliver their groceries
  2. Call their /dhs/general-public/about-dhs/contact-us/county-and-tribal-nation-offices/index.jspcounty or tribal financial worker to have the adult added as an authorized representative on their case.

The authorized representative will then receive an EBT card in the mail. 

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