Mayor’s verification no longer needed to apply for food stamps (SNAP)

(DPHSS)–Effective immediately, the Division of Public Welfare (DPW), Bureau of Economic Security (BES) will no longer consider a Mayor’s Verification as the primary source of documentation for establishing residency in determining eligibility for the SNAP program.  

“The removal of the Mayor’s Verification represents our efforts to streamline the SNAP application procedure. This change will facilitate easier access to essential nutritional assistance for our community,” said Arthur San Agustin, director of the Department of Public Health and Social Services.  

Traditionally, SNAP applications, renewals, and change reports were submitted together with a Mayor’s Verification. BES now encourages existing SNAP beneficiaries and applicants to instead submit other documents such as a driver’s license, utility bill, or Guam ID reflecting a Guam address. For any questions or inquiries, individuals can contact Ms. Christine A. P. San Nicolas, Human Service Program Administrator of the Bureau of Economic Security at (671) 300-8853 or

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