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CAFÉ Video Tutorials


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How to Create a CAFÉ Account
To apply for assistance programs, applicants must create an account in the CAFÉ (Common Access Front End) self-service portal. CAFÉ provides information about DCFS programs.

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How to Apply for SNAP
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides monthly benefits that help eligible low-income households buy the food they need for good health.

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How To Check The Status Of My SNAP Application
This video shows you how to check the status of SNAP applications on the DCFS CAFÉ portal. This is the quickest way to check the status.

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How to Upload Documents To My SNAP Application
SNAP applicants are required to provide documents to verify their eligibility. The quickest way to upload these verification documents is by using the DCFS CAFE Portal.

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides monthly benefits that help eligible low-income households buy the food they need for good health. For most households, SNAP funds account for only a portion of their food budgets; they must also use their own funds to buy enough food to last throughout the month.