STATE OF HAWAII
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
BENEFIT, EMPLOYMENT AND SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION
When you submit your application, you will receive a receipt with your application tracking number. This means we have received your application.
Our staff are processing all applications as quickly as possible. With the large number of individuals and families now applying, we are experiencing delays. Please allow DHS 15 business days to contact you for your interview. We care deeply about you and your family and are working hard to help.
You must be a resident of the State of Hawai’i to be eligible for money and/or SNAP benefits.
If any member of your household receives SNAP or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits, then all children in your household are eligible for free school meals if their school participates in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) meal program. Please call the child's school if you have questions regarding the School Breakfast and Lunch Program. They will be able to provide you information when:
All of your answers must be complete and honest. If you knowingly give false information or intentionally fail to report required information, you may incur substantial penalties, including fines, imprisonment, and removal from the program.
Information about TANF and other programs available under the Department of Human Services can be found at the following website: https://humanservices.hawaii.gov/bessd/