Food Assistance Frequently Asked Questions

How will I know what day my benefits will be issued?

This Quest Card table explains that the last number of your Social Security Number determines what day of the month you receive Food Assistance:

 SS# ends in:

Food Benefits Credited to your Quest Card 

 1

 1st day of each month

 2

 2nd day of each month

 3

 3rd day of each month

 4

 4th day of each month

 5

 5th day of each month

 6

 6th day of each month

 7

 7th day of each month

 8

 8th day of each month

 9

 9th day of each month

 0

 10th day of each month

Can I go online to check my benefits?

Yes, you can check them on the Colorado PEAK or by setting up an account or on Chase Ucard.

How long is my Food Assistance application valid?

Applications are valid for 60 days from the date the application is submitted to the office.  If the application is denied and subsequently the household appears for the interview or provides verification within 30 days from the date of application, the application date will be the date of application.  If the household appears/provides after 30 days from the date of application, the application date will be the date they appear/provide.

Will I need to have an interview in order to get my benefits with a new application?

Yes, all households must complete an interview prior to receiving expedite or regularly processed (30-day) benefits.

 

Can I receive FA if I am a full time college student?

Most able-bodied students ages 18 through 49 who are enrolled in college or other institutions of higher education at least half time are not eligible for food assistance benefits. However, students may be able to get food assistance benefits if otherwise eligible and they:

  • Get public assistance benefits under Title IV-A program;
  • Take part in a State or Federally financed work study program;
  • Work at least 20 hours a week (not averaged)
  • Are taking care of a dependent household member under the age of 6;
  • Are taking care of a dependent household member who has reached the age of 6 but is under the age of 12, and does not have adequate child care to enable them to attend school and work a minimum of 20 hours, or to take part in a State or federally financed work study program; or
  • Are assigned to or placed in a college or certain other schools through:
    • A program under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998;
    • A program under Section 236 of the Trade Act of 1974;
    • An employment and training program under the Food Stamp Act; or
    • An employment and training program operated by a State or local government.
  • A single parent enrolled full time in college and taking care of a dependent household member under the age of 12 can get food assistance benefits if otherwise eligible.

Contacts

Housing & Human Services

Phone: 303-441-1000
Fax: 303-441-1523
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Mailing Address

P.O. Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306

Boulder

Benefits: 3460 Broadway
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