2023 Income Limit for Florida Food Stamps

The income limit is the most important food stamps (SNAP) eligibility requirement in Florida. In this post, In this post, we are going to walk you through the 2023 income limit for Florida food stamps, including how to calculate how much you will receive in SNAP benefits if approved.

Additionally, we will provide information on how to apply for food stamps in Florida.

Lastly, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about SNAP benefits in Florida.

Table of Contents:

  • Food Stamps in Florida
  • Who is Eligible for Food Stamps in Florida
  • 2023 Income Limit for Florida Food Stamps
  • How to Apply for Food Stamps in Florida
  • Food Stamps in Florida FAQs

2023 Income Limits for Florida Food Stamps

Food Stamps in Florida

SNAP (also known as food stamps) offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families in Florida.

In Florida, the SNAP program is run by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF).

Once you are approved, SNAP benefits are provided on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, that is used as a debit card.

EBT cards are accepted at most grocery stores, some farmers’ markets, convenience, big box stores, and some online stores, like Walmart and Amazon.

SNAP benefits generally cannot be used to buy prepared foods, vitamins, alcohol/tobacco, and non-food items (like soap or toothpaste).

Who is Eligible for Food Stamps in Florida?

To be eligible for SNAP in Florida, 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

2023 Income Limit for Florida Food Stamps

To qualify for SNAP in Florida, your household income must not exceed 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

You can find out if you may qualify by using the 2022/2023 table below.

Income limits vary according to household size.

Households that contain no elderly or disabled individuals must meet both the gross (income before deduction) and the net income (income after allowable deductions) limits.

However, households that contain an elderly (age 60 or over) individual or a disabled individual must meet only the net income limits.

See the table below for both the net and gross income limits according to household size.

Florida Food Stamps Income Eligibility Standards for Fiscal Year 2023
Effective October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023
Household Size Monthly Net Income Limit (100% of FPL) Monthly Gross Income Limit (130% of FPL)
Monthly Gross Income Limit (200% of FPL)
1 $1,133 $1,473 $2,266
2 $1,526 $1,984 $3,052
3 $1,920 $2,495 $3,840
4 $2,313 $3,007 $4,626
5 $2,706 $3,518 $5,412
6 $3,100 $4,029 $6,200
7 $3,493 $4,541 $6,986
8 $3,886 $5,052 $7,772
9 $4,280 $5,564 $8,560
10 $4,674 $6,076 $9,348
Each Additional Household Member: $394 $512 $788

How to Apply for Food Stamps in Florida

There are multiple ways you can apply for food stamps in Florida.

Option 1 – Apply Online

The easiest way to apply for SNAP benefits is online through the Access Florida portal.

Log on to www.myflorida.com/accessflorida and select “Apply for Benefits.”

If you do not have an account, click on the “Create an Account” link for instructions on how to set up an account.

For help in creating an Access Florida account, see our post on How to Create an Access Florida Account.

If you are having trouble logging into your Access Florida account, see our guide on
Access Florida Login Help.

Option 2 – Apply by Mail or Fax an Application

To apply by mail or fax, download the SNAP application here.

Once you have completed the application, you can submit it by mail or fax.

Instructions on how to do so are included in the application.

Also, you can request an application to be mailed to you by calling 1-850-300-4323.

Option 3 – Apply in Person

If you are unable to apply online or by mail, the DCF has offices statewide to assist you with the application process.

Click here to find your local office.

Florida Food Stamps Frequently asked questions (FAQS)

Food Stamps in Florida FAQs

Here are the most frequently asked questions about Florida Food Stamps:

What is the Phone Number for Florida Food Stamps?

If you need help applying for food stamps in Florida or have further questions about how the SNAP program works, call Customer Call Center at 1-850-300-4323.

Agents are available from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday – Friday.

You can reach them by fax at 1-866-886-4342.

How Much Will I Receive in Florida Food Stamps?

If you are approved for food stamps in Florida, how much in 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.

In Florida, the average monthly SNAP amount per person is approximately $212.

Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount by Household Size for Fiscal Year 2023
Effective October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023
Household Size Maximum SNAP Benefit Allotment
1 $281
2 $516
3 $740
4 $939
5 $1,116
6 $1,339
7 $1,480
8 $1,691
Each Additional Household Member: Add $211

To find out how much you are likely to get in Florida SNAP 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.

How Florida Food Stamps Calculator

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
$ 1,339 Maximum SNAP for 6 persons
-$630 Countable income (round up)
$ 709 Monthly SNAP benefits for David’s family

When will I receive my Florida food stamp benefits?

In the state of Florida, SNAP benefits are distributed by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF).

In addition, there is no single date on which all SNAP benefits are issued.

Instead, food stamp benefits are sent out over a 28-day period every month.

Your EBT deposit date is based on the 9th and 8th digits of your Florida case number (READ BACKWARDS), dropping the 10th digit.

See below for the Florida SNAP payment schedule below.

If the 9th and 8th digit of your Case number is: Benefits are deposited on:
00-03 1st of the month
04-06 2nd of the month
07-10 3rd of the month
11-13 4th of the month
14-17 5th of the month
18-20 6th of the month
21-24 7th of the month
25-27 8th of the month
28-31 9th of the month
32-34 10th of the month
35-38 11th of the month
39-41 12th of the month
42-45 13th of the month
46-48 14th of the month
49-53 15th of the month
54-57 16th of the month
58-60 17th of the month
61-64 18th of the month
65-67 19th of the month
68-71 20th of the month
72-74 21st of the month
75-78 22nd of the month
79-81 23rd of the month
82-85 24th of the month
86-88 25th of the month
89-92 26th of the month
93-95 27th of the month
96-99 28th of the month

How Many People are on Food Stamps in Florida?

Here’s how Florida’s Food Stamps numbers compare to the National Data for the United States:
As of January 2023, there are about 2.8 million people on food stamps in Florida.
Additionally, there are about 41 million people on food stamps in the United States, as shown in the tables below.
Florida Food Stamps Statistics for January 2023:
Number of People on Food Stamps in Florida
As of September 2022
September 2021 September 2022 Change
Number of People 3,125,813 2,815,431 -10.5%
Number of Households 1,734,490 1,565,863 -9.7%
Total Benefits ($) $403,018,755.00 $371,503,406.00 -7.8%

United States Food Stamps Statistics for January 2023:

Number of People on Food Stamps in The United States
As of September 2022
September 2021 September 2022 Change
Number of People 40,846,833 41,665,296 2.0%
Number of Households 21,402,558 21,907,553 2.4%
Total Benefits ($) $9,117,810,630.00 $9,338,989,005.00 2.4%

What stores accept Florida EBT online for delivery?

Currently, there are 15 stores that accept Florida EBT Cards online as payment.

You can use your FL EBT Card and food stamp benefits to purchase approved grocery items and have it delivered directly to your door.

However, your Florida SNAP benefits cannot be use to pay for delivery fees.

Currently, the following stores accept Florida SNAP online:

  1. Aldi
  2. Amazon
  3. BJs Wholesale Club
  4. Earth Fare
  5. Freshfields Farm
  6. Greer’s Cash Saver
  7. Hitchcock’s Markets
  8. JC’s Market & Food Kitchen
  9. Mt. Plymouth Grocery
  10. Publix
  11. Sam’s Club Scan and Go
  12. Sprouts Farmers Market
  13. Target
  14. Walmart
  15. Whole Foods

Income Limit for Florida Food Stamps Summary

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