Welcome to the Colorado Benefits Center!
You may qualify for support paying for food through SNAP, also known as food stamps. The Colorado Benefits Center can help you find out.
If you’re eligible, our staff will fill out and submit the application for you, making it easier for you to get approved for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
The Colorado Benefits Center has partnered with the Colorado Department of Human Services since 2015, helping over 37,000 families get an average of $126* each month to pay for food.
*Exact amount may be more or less than the average.
What to Expect
What We'll Ask
Who lives in your household?
The benefit amount you may qualify for depends in part on how many people live with you.
What are your household's sources of income?
There are certain income limits you must meet to qualify for SNAP.
What are your household's expenses?
Some expenses can be deducted from income when determining eligibility.
Remember: You don’t have to give exact numbers for your income and expenses. Estimates are just fine.
Who We've Helped
You were so kind and friendly… With the price of food today, I've been living off of hot dogs and tuna fish because I can't afford anything else. SNAP will help me buy healthier food."
Age 73, Littleton
My full-time job went away, and I was just suddenly without any funds… the SNAP benefits take off a little pressure with having the food taken care of, and it gives us more money for other things such as the electric and the heat."
Mr. and Mrs. W
Ages 65 and 56, Longmont
With SNAP, I'll have food to eat in the refrigerator. You were very courteous and just lovely enough to want to speak to. You were very explanatory and you had patience."
Age 75, Colorado Springs
The Colorado Benefits Center helps with new SNAP applications only.
If you need to adjust your current SNAP benefit amount or get help with an existing case, please contact your county human services department.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Colorado Benefits Center?
What is SNAP?
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal program helping low-income households buy food. A family of four can get up to $939 in monthly aid.
The exact amount depends on income, resources, and how many people are in your household. Participating families get an EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) card to use when buying groceries at participating food stores—similar to a debit card.
SNAP is administered by your county’s human services department.
I'm already on SNAP, can you help me get a higher benefit amount?
Unfortunately, we can’t adjust your current benefit amount. The Colorado Benefits Center helps with new SNAP applications.
If you need help with an existing SNAP enrollment, please contact your county human services department.
How long will the phone call take?
Most applications take about 30 minutes by phone. The exact time depends on the size of your household.
Why was I sent this letter?
We work with the Colorado Department of Human Services (DHS) to reach families who may be eligible for SNAP benefits and help them apply. According to their records, you and/or someone in your household may qualify. The Colorado DHS and the Colorado Benefits Center are working together to make sure no one goes hungry.