If you are trying to find out if you are eligible for food stamps, we can help. The food stamps income limit is the most important eligibility requirement for SNAP benefits. In this post, we are going to walk you through the food stamps income limit by state for 2024.
Additionally, we will help you calculate how much you will receive in SNAP EBT benefits if approved.
Who is Eligible for Food Stamps?
To be eligible for food stamp (SNAP) benefits, a household must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Must be a citizen or legal immigrant
- Must be a Florida resident
- Your household income must be less than the food stamps income limits for your household size (see chart below)
- With some exceptions, you must work or participate in an employment and training program
- For most households, resources must be under $2,750 to qualify for SNAP or $4,250 in countable resources if at least one member of the household is age 60 or older, or is disabled
Food Stamps Income Limit by State for 2024
The Food Stamps Income Limit varies based on the state that you live in. To get the SNAP income limit for 2024, select your state from the list below:
Alaska Food Stamps Income Limit
Arkansas Food Stamps Income Limit
Colorado Food Stamps Income Limit
Connecticut Food Stamps Income Limit
Delaware Food Stamps Income Limit
Hawaii Food Stamps Income Limit
Idaho Food Stamps Income Limit
Indiana Food Stamps Income Limit
Iowa Food Stamps Income Limit
Kansas Food Stamps Income Limit
Maine Food Stamps Income Limit
Minnesota Food Stamps Income Limit
Mississippi Food Stamps Income Limit
Missouri Food Stamps Income Limit
Montana Food Stamps Income Limit
Nebraska Food Stamps Income Limit
New Hampshire Food Stamps Income Limit
New Mexico Food Stamps Income Limit
Oregon Food Stamps Income Limit
Rhode Island Food Stamps Income Limit
South Dakota Food Stamps Income Limit
Utah Food Stamps Income Limit
Vermont Food Stamps Income Limit
Washington Food Stamps Income Limit
West Virginia Food Stamps Income Limit
Wisconsin Food Stamps Income Limit
Wyoming Food Stamps Income Limit
How Much Will I Receive in Food Stamps?
If you are approved for food stamps, how much in EBT benefits you get partly depends on the:
- Number of people in your household,
- The total amount of your household’s income, and
- U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Thrifty Food Plan.
The Thrifty Food Plan is a government estimate of how much it costs to provide a household with nutritious, low-cost meals.
The average monthly SNAP amount per person is approximately $212.
|Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount by Household Size for Fiscal Year 2024|
|Effective October 1, 2023 – September 30, 2024|
|Household Size||Maximum SNAP Benefit Allotment|
|Each Additional Household Member: Add||$219|
To find out how much you are likely to get in SNAP benefits if approved, use the calculator below.
In the example provided below, we are using a family of 6 to demonstrate how to calculate your food stamps amount.
Food Stamps Calculator for 2024
Here’s how to calculate how much a family of 6 will get in SNAP benefits.
First, we need to start with the household income.
If you have a countable net income, multiply your net monthly income by 0.3 (30 percent).Round up this amount to the nearest dollar.
Next, take this amount and subtract it from the maximum benefit level for a household of your size.
From the table above, the maximum a household of 6 could receive in food stamps is $1,339
The result is the monthly food stamps benefits for a family of 6.
Here’s an example:
Example: David and his family of six (6) have $2,100 in net income after allowable deductions.
To determine the family’s SNAP benefits, take 30% of the “net income” (30% of $2,100) and subtract it from the maximum benefit, as follows:
$2100 Net Income for David’s family
x .30 (Multiply by 30%)
$630 Countable Income
$1,386 Maximum SNAP for 6 persons
-$630 Countable income (round up)
$756 Monthly SNAP benefits for David’s family
Food Stamps Income Limit Summary
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