After submitting an application, DSHS requires an eligibility interview by phone or in person to verify the info on your application. During the interview, DSHS will:

  • Explain program rules
  • Ask you questions about the information on your application
  • Ask you for proof of your identity and family income
  • Give you a copy of your rights and responsibilities
  • Explain the purpose, appropriate use, and penalties of misuse of the Basic Food program
  • Answer questions