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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has two 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.

Monthly Income Limits and Maximum Allotment

Household Size

Gross Income Monthly Limit

Net Income Monthly Limit

Maximum SNAP Allotment

1

$1,265

$973

$194

2

1,705

1,311

357

3

2,144

1,650

511

4

2,584

1,988

649

5

3,024

2,326

771

6

3,464

2,665

925

7

3,904

3,003

1022

8

4,344

3,341

1,169

9

4,784

3,680

1,315

10

5,224

4,019

1,461

Each Additional Member

+440

+339

+146

 

Examples of allowable deductions are expenses such as housing costs, court ordered child support payments, child care or dependent care payments, certain self-employment expenses, and monthly medical expenses over $35 for elderly (at least 60 years of age) and people with disabilities.

Most households have to meet both gross and net income limits to qualify for SNAP. If everyone in your household receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or TANF (cash assistance), income limits do not apply.

Households with members who are elderly or disabled, as well as households which 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.

If the household has net income below the above amounts, and meets all other criteria, the SNAP allotment received is based on the household size and net monthly income. The maximum amount of SNAP received is also shown in the table above.

Please note that this is the maximum amount a household will receive based on $0 income. The greater the household’s net income, a lesser amount of SNAP benefits will be received.

To apply for benefits, please CLICK HERE and select your county for details.