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How to Create Account

If you are looking for information on how to create a MyDSS Missouri Account on the website, we can help you. The Missouri myDSS Account Guide in this post will walk you through the steps to get your account setup.

If you already have a myDSS Account account and need help logging in, click here.

"How to Create Account"

This post will cover the following:

  • Benefits of a Account
  • How to Create a Account
  • Log in to Your New Account
  • Missouri Food Stamps Benefits FAQs

The Missouri system is used by the Missouri Family Support Division (FSD) to manage government assistance benefits.

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The Portal currently serves the following benefit programs:

  • Child Care Subsidy
  • Food Stamp Benefits
  • Health Care for Aged, Blind or Disabled
  • Temporary Assistance Cash Benefits

Benefits of a Account

Once you set up a account, there are several actions you can complete pertaining to your government assistance benefits.

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You can use the Mydss Account portal account to:

  • Submit an application for Missouri food stamps
  • Printing an application summary
  • Check the status of your application
  • Receive proof of eligibility
  • Save your application and finish it later

How to Create Account

Here is the step-by-step process for creating a account to help you apply for the benefits listed above or manage your benefits.

Step 1 – Visit website

The first step you have to take is to visit the Missouri MyDSS website. Click here to be taken there.

Once there, click on “Apply for Benefits” as shown below:

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You will be taken to a page that looks like the one below. There, you will be asked to choose from several account options.

If this is your first time applying for benefits, check the “Start a new application for Child Care Subsidy, Food Stamp benefits, MO HealthNet and/or Temporary Assistance (TA) Cash Benefits” circle and click on the “Continue” button below.

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Next, you will be taken to a page like the one below. Click on the “New User Registration” link as shown below.

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Step 2 – Enter Personal Information

Next, you will be taken to a page that looks like the one below. There, you will be asked to enter the following information to create your Missouri MyDSS account:

  • First and Last Name
  • Email Address
  • User Name
  • Password
  • Pick your Security Questions
  • Select your Secret Word for additional security


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After you have entered your personal information above, review the “Missouri’s User Acceptance Agreement” as shown below check the box to indicate you have read the agreement.

Lastly, click on the “Register” button as shown below to proceed to the next stage of the registration process.

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Step 3 – Activate Your Account

The next step of the process involves activating your new account. You will recieve an email from the mydss system at the email address you provided.

In the email, there will be an activation code.

Copy the code and click on the blue “Click here to activate your account” link as shown by the arrow below.

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Next, you will be taken to a page that looks like the one below. There, you will be asked to enter the following information to activate your account:

  • Username
  • Password
  • Activation Code (the one you just copied from the email)

Once you have entered the information requested, click on the “Activate Account” link to activate your account.

Note that when you get to this page, your username and activation code may already be pre-populated.

If that is the case, simply enter your password and click on the “Activate Account” link.

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Step 4 – View your Account

After you click on the “Activate Account” link, you will automatically be taken to your new account as shown below.

There, you can begin your application for benefits by selecting the appropriate benefits you want to apply for.

If you are applying for Missouri food stamps, click on the “Food Stamps benefits” box as shown by the arrow below.

Congratulations, you have successfully created your online account.

"How to Create Mydss Missouri Account - Success" Phone Number

For help with your account, call the Family Support Division Information phone number at 1-855-373-4636.

Please contact customer service with problems using the website, including issues creating or logging in your account.

A customer service representative is available and ready to help you.

For additional help with your account, check out our frequently asked questions below.

Missouri Food Stamps FAQ

Here are the most frequently asked questions about SNAP/Food stamps benefits in Missouri.

How can I get additional help Creating Account?

The video below from MyDSS does an excellent job of walking you through the system. We recommend you watch it for more tips.

Am I eligible for Missouri Food Stamps?

To be eligible for Food Stamp benefits in Missouri, you must meet certain eligibility requirements, including an asset and income limit (as described below).

For more on food stamps eligibility requirements and how to determine if you qualify, click here.

What is the Income Limit for Missouri Food Stamps?

As mentioned above, in order to be approved for SNAP benefits in Missouri, you have to meet the income limits: gross income and net income.

Gross income is your total income, before taxes or any deductions.

Net income is determined by subtracting certain allowable deductions from the gross income.

Below is the Missouri food stamps income limit table.

Household Size Gross monthly income
(130 percent of poverty)
Net monthly income
(100 percent of poverty)
1 $1,354 $1,041
2 $1,832 $1,410
3 $2,311 $1,778
4 $2,790 $2,146
5 $3,269 $2,515
6 $3,748 $2,883
7 $4,227 $3,251
8 $4,705 $3,620
Each additional member ➕ $479 ➕ $369

Households with members who are elderly or disabled, as well as households that pass the gross income test, must also pass a net test to qualify.

Elderly households are those which contain members age 60 or older.

Disabled members are those who receive disability payments, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), veteran’s disability, or Medicaid as a blind or disabled individual.

How can I apply for Food Stamp benefits in Missouri?

There are three ways you can apply for food stamps in Missouri:

Option 1 – Online

To apply online, visit the myDSS website here.

Option 2 – In-person

You can also apply in person at your local Family Support Division (FSD) Resource Center. To find an FSD office near you, click here.

Option 3 – By Phone

Finally, you can also call the FSD Customer Support line at 1-855-373-4636) and ask them to send you an application.

You can also click here to print the application and fill it out.

Once completed, you can mail, fax, or drop off your application to your local FSD Resource Center.

How long does it take to get Food Stamp benefits?

You will typically know if you are eligible for Food Stamp benefits within 30 days.

In some emergency cases, you can get Food Stamp benefits in seven days or less.

To be eligible for emergency food stamps, you must meet the guidelines outlined in Section 2 of the Missouri food stamps application (Section 2 – Key Questions for faster service).

Click here to see a copy of the application form.

What is a Food Stamp mid-certification review?

If you are approved for Food Stamp benefits, you may be required to complete a 6 or 12-month review.

The Family Support Division will send you a letter with instructions on when you have to complete this review.

You will have to complete the review on time to continue to receive benefits if you are deemed eligible for continued benefits.

When are Missouri Food Stamp benefits available?

Once you are approved for benefits, your food stamps allocation will be loaded each month on a Missouri Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.

The date your benefits will be loaded on your EBT card is based on your date of birth and the first letter of your last name.

Here are the Missouri food stamps deposit dates:

Payee First Letter of Last Name Monthly Availability Date
L-Z 2
L-Z 4
L-Z 6
L-Z 9
JUN A-K 10
L-Z 11
JUL A-K 12
L-Z 13
AUG A-K 14
L-Z 15
L-Z 17
OCT A-K 18
L-Z 19
NOV A-K 20
L-Z 21
DEC A-Z 22

How to Create Account Summary

We hope this article has been helpful in creating your account.

If you have additional questions about the system or Missouri food stamps, you can ask us in the comments section below.

Also, be sure to check out how you can save even more with your Missouri EBT Card. Did you know your Missouri EBT Card can get you discounts and freebies including deals on Amazon Prime and phone service?! Check out the Missouri EBT Card Discounts here.

Kwame Kuadey

Kwame Kuadey writes about personal finance and the social safety net. His career started in banking but he caught the entrepreneurial bug and has spent the last decade building successful businesses, including an Inc. 500 Company. Kwame believes everyone has the power to improve their quality of life by seeking knowledge and taking action. In 2012, Kwame founded Empower Media to help low-income households improve their financial situation. His expertise is in topics relevant to low-income households, including government benefits and assistance, banking products, access to credit, plus tools & resources to help reduce income volatility and build wealth. Kwame has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, Washington Post, ABC, and NPR.



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