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Davidson County Department of Human Services
Provides nutritional assistance benefits to children and families, the elderly, the disabled, unemployed, working families and able bodied adults without dependents. Food stamp benefits are issued and accessed electronically using a Benefit Security Card or EBT Card. Apply online or at DHS offices. Applications are available in English, Spanish, Arabic and Somali. Applicants may also apply online or check for potential eligibility. After the online application has been submitted, the applicant will receive an appointment for an interview. In order to determine eligibility for the program, DHS caseworkers may ask for documentation like birth certificates, social security cards, check stubs, bank statements, utility bills, rent receipts, tax returns, and insurance policies. Applicants are notified by mail (within 45 days of the application date) of the eligibility decision.