There’s good news for Florida SNAP EBT Cardholders! The USDA approved an annual cost-of-living increase for Florida SNAP. The Florida food stamps increase for 2024 will impact all households currently enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
This change will go into effect on Sunday, October 1, 2023, and last through September 30, 2024.
To learn more about the Food Stamps increase for fiscal year 2024 and the other changes coming to SNAP, including income limit and resource changes, continue reading below.
Florida Food Stamps Increase for 2024
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) adjusts the SNAP maximum allotments, standard deduction and income eligibility at the beginning of each fiscal year.
The fiscal year begins on October 1st each year. The changes are based on the standard cost-of-living adjustment (COLA).
As a result of the increase to the SNAP maximum allotment benefits, every food stamp recipient in Florida will see an increase in their monthly food stamp and EBT Card benefits.
Use the chart below to find out the food stamps increase for 2024 compared to 2023.
2023 vs. 2024 Maximum Monthly SNAP Benefit Amount
|Maximum SNAP Benefit Increase by Household Size for 2023-2024 (48 States & D.C.)|
|Household Size||Maximum SNAP Benefit for 2022-2023||Maximum SNAP Benefit for 2023-2024||
Total SNAP Benefit Increase for 2023-2024
|For Each Additional Household Member Add:||$211||$219||$8|
As you can see from the chart above, there is not a significant increase in maximum SNAP benefits from 2023 to 2024.
For a household of 5, the maximum increase in monthly food stamp benefits is $39.
To learn more about the SNAP Maximum Allotment benefits for 2024, continue reading below.
Changes to Florida Food Stamps for 2024
Along with the increase in the SNAP Maximum Allotment benefits, there have been several other changes to the Food Stamp Program as a result of the annual cost-of-living adjustment.
These changes include an increase in the standard deduction and income eligibility limits to qualify for food stamp benefits.
The changes to SNAP will go into effect on Sunday, October 1st, 2023, and run through September 30, 2024.
To learn more about the other changes coming to SNAP Food Stamps for fiscal year 2024, continue reading below.
Updated SNAP Income Limits for Fiscal Year 2024
The biggest factor when determining if you are eligible for food stamp benefits is your household income.
Each year, the USDA is responsible for setting the Income Eligibility Standards for SNAP.
These standards are then used to perform an income test on all households that apply for food stamp benefits.
The income test is required for all households unless your household is already receiving cash assistance benefits or SSI/SSP from the federal government or your state.
Most households must have a total gross monthly income less than or equal to 130% of the federal poverty level (FPL), to be potentially eligible for benefits.
If your household has a person who is 60 or older or disabled, only the net income limit must be met.
The Food Stamp Income Limit for 2024 is based on your household’s total income and size.
To see if your household’s income meets the fiscal year 2024 SNAP Eligibility Requirements, use the chart below:
|Florida Food Stamps Income Eligibility Standards for Fiscal Year 2024|
|Effective October 1, 2023 – September 30, 2024|
|Household Size||Monthly Net Income Limit (100% of FPL)||Monthly Gross Income Limit (130% of FPL)||Monthly Gross Income Limit (200% of FPL)|
|Each Additional Household Member, Add:||$429||$557||$858|
New Allowable Deductions for 2024
To calculate your net monthly income, you must deduct approved household expenses.
Here are the expenses that can be deducted from your household’s gross income:
- 20% deduction from Earned Income
- Standard deduction depending on household size (see 2024 SNAP Standard Deductions below)
- Dependent care deduction when needed for work, training, or education
- A deduction for elderly or disabled member’s medical expenses that exceed $35 a month (if not paid by insurance or someone else)
- Any legally owed child support payments can be deducted
- Homeless Household’s shelter costs deduction of $179.66.
- A deduction for excess shelter costs that exceed more than half of the household’s income (after the other deductions listed above & cannot exceed $672 unless a household member is elderly or disabled).
See the new SNAP Standard Deduction for your household in fiscal year 2024 below:
|SNAP Standard Deductions for Fiscal Year 2024|
|Effective October 1, 2023 – September 30, 2024|
|Household Size||Standard Deduction|
Florida EBT Discounts and Perks for 2024
Your Florida EBT Card gives you access to special discounts and perks, including:
Access to Purchase Groceries on Amazon for Delivery. Click here to add your EBT Card to Amazon,
Additionally, there are museums and other family-friendly places in Florida that provide free or discounted entry for SNAP EBT cardholders.
For a list of eligible museums, see the list below.
Lastly, through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), Food Stamps recipients in Florida can get a free smartphone like the iPhone.
*Our website receives a small commission when you sign up with TrueConnect, at no cost to you.
What most ACP Providers Offer
When you sign up for ACP with a provider in Florida, this is what a typical cell phone package looks like:
You could get:
- Free Monthly Unlimited Texts and Minutes plus Unlimited Data including 25GB High-Speed Data
- A Free Smartphone
- $0 cell phone bill
- No annual contracts. No activation fees.
For details about the ACP program including eligibility requirements, click here.
Get Free Admissions to these Florida Museums with EBT
The Florida Museums listed below all offer individual admission fees ranging from FREE to $3.00 to individuals and families who have an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and a valid form of photo ID.
Museum of Science & History (MOSH)
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention
Florida Museum of Natural History
Orlando Science Center
Orange County Regional History Center
Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek
Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center
Vero Beach Museum of Art
Explorations V Children’s Museum
Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI)
Tampa Museum of Art
Glazer Children’s Museum
Tampa Bay History Center
T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Museum
Pensacola Children’s Museum
Pensacola Museum of Art
Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum
Great Explorations Children’s Museum
Morean Arts Center
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Historic Spanish Point
Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens
Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Museum of Discovery and Science
Bonnet House Museum
History Fort Lauderdale
NSU Art Museum
Miami Children’s Museum
Lowe Art Museum
Florida Keys History and Discovery Center
The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature
Naples Botanical Garden
Florida Food Stamps Increase for 2024 Summary
We hope this article on the Florida Food Stamps Increase for fiscal year 2024 was helpful to you.
Again, these changes to the Food Stamps Program will go into effect on Sunday, October 1, 2023.
If you have any additional questions, please let us know in the comments section below.
In the meantime, be sure to check out our other articles on the Food Stamps and SNAP EBT benefits:
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