The Puerto Rico Nutrition Assistance Program (PAN) (formerly called the Food Stamp Program) helps you and your family buy food needed for good health. You can buy food from most grocery stores and other retailers that sell food. If you meet the program guidelines, you will get a special debit card. This debit card comes with a certain amount of money already on it to pay for food. The amount of money you get on the card may depend on two things:
- household income from all sources (earned and unearned) such as money you get from a job, Social Security, SSI, or interest
- how many people live in your household
You can use the card at most grocery stores. It works just like a regular debit card. You buy your groceries using the card and the cost is taken out of the total amount on the card. More money is put on your debit card on a monthly basis.
How do I apply?
To apply for the Nutrition Assistance Program (PAN), please visit your local Social Services Office, or call the Central Office of the Administration for the Socio-Economic Development of the Family (ADSEF) at: (787) 289-7651