SNAP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, provides a monthly benefit for the purchase of food items through an Electronic Benefits Transfer card (EBT). The card is used at participating supermarkets and convenience stores. The EBT card can also be used to buy food on-line at Amazon and Walmart. See our SNAP/EBT Online Factsheet (ENGLISH/SPANISH). The monthly amount depends on …

Hospital Free Care

Each hospital in Rhode Island has a “charity care program.”  The hospital may cover all or part of the bill if the applicant is unable to pay.  The income limit is 200% FPL for full coverage and up to 300% FPL for partial coverage.  Hospitals can choose to apply an asset test in determining eligibility for charity care.  The hospital should …

Supplemental Food Program for Woman, Infants and Children (WIC)

Provides vouchers to purchase nutritionally appropriate foods and nutrition education to pregnant and post-partum women and children under age five. Who Qualifies? Pregnant women Mothers with babies under 6 months old Mothers who are breastfeeding Babies Children under age 5 who are at nutritional risk Fathers, grandparents and foster parents can also apply for WIC for children in their care Citizen …

Child Care Assistance Program

The Child Care Assistance Program, CCAP, pays for all or part of costs of child care for children under the age of 13. Who Qualifies? Families with income less than 180% of the federal poverty level (FPL) in which parent/caretaker relative is working at least 20 hours a week. Once a family is receiving CCAP services, they can continue to participate …