To be eligible for EBT food stamps (SNAP Benefits), you have to meet the food stamps income limit. The income test is the most important criteria. In this post, we will provide the income limit for 2017, and walk you through how you can calculate the gross income and net income amounts for your household. We will then show you how much benefits you will receive if you are approved for food stamps.
Food Stamps Income limit 2017
The income test is required for all households applying for food stamps, unless all members are receiving TANF, SSI, or some other form of cash assistance from the federal government or your state. In addition, most households must meet both the gross and net income tests, but a household with an elderly person or a person who is receiving certain types of disability payments only has to meet the net income test. Note that if your household income is above the limits shown below, you will not be approved for food assistance.
As you can see, both the gross monthly income and the net monthly income calculations are based on the number of people living in your household and rises as you add an additional member. Here are the deductions that are allowed to arrive at your net monthly income number:
Calculate your Gross & Net Monthly Income
Now that you know the income limits and what deductions are allowed to arrive at your net monthly income, you are now ready to calculate your gross monthly and net monthly income. The image below shows you an example of how to calculate both numbers:
How much food stamps will I get?
Now that you know the food stamps income limit for 2017, here is how much you may receive in food stamps if you are approved for benefits:
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****Source – US Department of Agriculture