SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

1051 Development Court
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845-334-5200

Our Kingston office hours are:
Hours: New applications accepted 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday-Friday
Interviews Conducted: Monday & Wednesday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM



Applying for SNAP has become easier with our new electronic application. Now you can apply for the SNAP program from the convenience of your own home.

For more information please see our website at: WWW.MYBENEFITS.NY.GOV

The local SNAP district now conducts most interviews by phone (face to face interviews are done by request).

No need to travel to our Kingston office to apply for benefits. Applying on-line offers a more discreet approach to the food stamp program allowing the applicant to apply in a more private environment when submitting personal information regarding their financial situation. Applications can be submitted from any computer location, even your local library.

The mybenefits website offers screenings on other assistance programs in your area as well.




NYDocSubmit is a mobile application that allows certain applicants and recipients in Ulster County to take pictures of their documents and submit them to the Ulster County Department of Social Services using their Apple iOS or Android Device.  There is no need for the individual to take time off from work, stand in line or travel to the district office to drop off documents.  

Important: NYDocSubmit is not monitored for emergencies and is not to be used to submit an application or to submit a periodic report. 

Social Services programs that NYDocSubmit supports:

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
  • Temporary Assistance (TA)
  • Medicaid

 Types of documents that can be submitted using NYDocSubmit:

  • Identification
  • Citizenship Status
  • Medical Documentation
  • Proof of Household
  • Proof of Income
  • Residence
  • Resources
  • Shelter/Utilities
  • SSN or proof of SSN application
  • Other Documentation

Types of documents containing sensitive information that should NOT be submitted using NYDocSubmit:

  • Child Protective Services (CPS) case information or to report suspected child abuse or maltreatment.
  • Documents that contain HIV information
  • Domestic violence information 
  • Addresses that must remain confidential to safeguard any member of an applicant’s or recipient’s household. 


Mailing Addresses for Applications:

SNAP:  Ulster County Department of Social Services-SNAP; 1051 Development Court, Kingston NY 12401


Fax Applications & Documentation to:

SNAP: (845) 334-5226


Nondiscrimination Statement / Aviso sobre Normas Antidiscriminatorias

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at: (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or

3. email:  program.intake[at]usda[dot]gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

With respect to public accommodations, New York State additionally prohibits discrimination based on gender identity, transgender status, gender dysphoria, sexual orientation, marital status, and military status.



Applying for or receiving SNAP benefits does not make you a public charge and will not be considered in a public charge determination. Applying for or receiving SNAP will not affect your ability to:

• Remain in the U.S.,

• Get a Green Card/ Lawful Permanent Resident Status,

• Keep a Green Card/ Lawful Permanent Resident Status, or

• Become a U.S. citizen.

You can also apply for SNAP on behalf of the eligible immigrants or U.S. citizens in your family, even if you do not want to apply for benefits for yourself, without affecting your or their immigration status. For example, if a parent is not eligible for SNAP because of their immigration status, they can still apply for their eligible children. The SNAP office is not allowed to ask for immigration documents for people who are not applying to receive benefits themselves.

If you need food help, and you or members of your household qualify, please apply for SNAP for yourself or your family. Do it for your family's good! For more information relating to general immigration information in English or in Spanish, please call U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at 1-800-375-5283. For general information about SNAP, please visit:



El solicitar o recibir subsidios SNAP no lo hace a usted una carga pública y no se tomará en cuenta cuando se haga una decisión sobre carga pública. El solicitar o recibir SNAP no afectará su capacidad para:

• Permanecer en los Estados Unidos

• Obtener una Tarjeta Verde / Estatus de Residente Permanente Legal

• Mantener una Tarjeta Verde / Estatus de Residente Permanente Legal; u

• Obtener su ciudadanía estadounidense.

Usted también puede solicitar SNAP en nombre de los inmigrantes aptos o ciudadanos estadounidenses en su familia, incluso si usted no desea solicitar los subsidios para usted, sin afectar su estado migratorio o el de ellos. Por ejemplo, si uno de los padres no es apto para recibir SNAP debido a su estado migratorio, esa persona puede solicitarlo para sus hijos aptos. La oficina de SNAP no puede solicitar documentos de inmigración de las personas que no están solicitando los subsidios para ellos mismos.

Si necesita ayuda para la compra de alimentos y usted o los miembros de su grupo familiar son aptos, solicite SNAP para usted o su familia. ¡Hágalo por el bien de su familia! Si desea más información relacionada con la información general de inmigración en inglés o en español, llame al Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos (USCIS) al 1-800-375-5283. Si desea información general sobre SNAP, visite:


Notice to all recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP):

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) will automatically issue an Emergency supplemental SNAP benefit to households not already receiving the maximum benefit. This action is part of a provision set forth by the Families First Corona Virus Response Act of 2020. Households currently not receiving the maximum benefit will receive the Emergency supplemental SNAP benefit to increase their current benefit amount to the maximum amount for their household size. New York State OTDA will issue the Emergency supplemental benefits to all SNAP households NOT already receiving the maximum benefit.

Updated SNAP standards will become effective October 1, 2020.  Please visit the following link for additional information:


 http://otda.state.nyenet/ldss_eforms/eforms/5006-SP.pdf (Spanish)