2023 Income Limit for Ohio Food Stamps

The income limit is the most important food stamps (SNAP) eligibility requirement in Ohio. In this post, In this post, we are going to walk you through the 2023 income limit for Ohio 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 Ohio.

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

Table of Contents:

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

2023 Income Limits for Ohio Food Stamps

Food Stamps in Ohio

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

In Ohio, the SNAP program is run by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (JFS).

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 Ohio?

To be eligible for SNAP in Ohio, a household must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a citizen or legal immigrant
  • Must be an Ohio 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 Ohio Food Stamps

To qualify for SNAP in Ohio, your household income must not exceed 130 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.

Ohio SNAP Income Eligibility Standards for Fiscal Year 2023
Effective October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023
Household Size Monthly Gross Income (130% of FPL) Monthly Net Income (100% of FPL)
1 $1,473 $1,133
2 $1,984 $1,526
3 $2,495 $1,920
4 $3,007 $2,313
5 $3,518 $2,706
6 $4,029 $3,100
7 $4,541 $3,493
8 $5,052 $3,886
Each Additional Household Member: Add $512 $394

How to Apply for Food Stamps in Ohio

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

Option 1 – Apply Online

The easiest way to apply for SNAP benefits is online through the Benefits.ohio.gov portal.

Log on to https://benefits.ohio.gov/ and select “Apply Now.” to begin the SNAP application process or click the “Sign Up” link to create an account.

For help in creating a Benefits.ohio.gov account, see our post on How to Create a Benefits.ohio.gov Account.

If you are having trouble logging into your Benefits.ohio.gov account, see our guide on
Benefits.ohio.gov 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.

Option 3 – Apply in Person

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

Click here to find your local office.

Ohio Food Stamps Frequently asked questions (FAQS)

Food Stamps in Ohio FAQs

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

What is the Phone Number for Ohio Food Stamps?

If you need help applying for food stamps in Ohio or have further questions about how the SNAP program works, call Customer Call Center at 1-866-635-3748. (Follow the phone prompts for food assistance.)

How Much Will I Receive in Ohio Food Stamps?

If you are approved for food stamps in Ohio, 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 Ohio, the average monthly SNAP amount per person is approximately $237.

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 Ohio 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 Ohio 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: Brenda and his family of six (6) have $2,500 in net income after allowable deductions.

To determine the family’s SNAP benefits, take 30% of the “net income” (30% of $2,500) and subtract it from the maximum benefit, as follows:

$ 2500 Net Income for Brenda’s family
x .30 (Multiply by 30%)
$ 750 Countable Income
$ 1,339 Maximum SNAP for 6 persons
-$750 Countable income (round up)
$ 589 Monthly SNAP benefits for Brenda’s family

When are Ohio EBT benefits deposited?

Ohio food stamps benefits are deposited on your OH EBT Card on your scheduled deposit day. Your Ohio EBT Deposit Date varies from the 2nd day of the month to the 20th day of the month. 

The day your Ohio food stamp benefits are deposited depends on the last digit of your case number.

Food Stamp benefits will be made available in your Ohio EBT Card account by 6am EST on your scheduled deposit day. 

Here is the Ohio SNAP EBT Deposit Schedule for 2023:

If your Case Number ends in EBT Benefits are available on the
0 2nd of the month
1 4th of the month
2 6th of the month
3 8th of the month
4 10th of the month
5 12th of the month
6 14th of the month
7 16th of the month
8 18th of the month
9 20th of the month

Once your benefits are deposited into your account, you can begin using them with your SNAP EBT card to purchase eligible food items.

If you need help finding your Ohio SNAP Case Number, please contact your local JFS Food Stamps office. To find a JFS office near you, click here.

If you need additional help with the Ohio EBT Deposit Schedule, check out our Ohio EBT Payment Schedule for 2023.

How Many People are on Food Stamps in Ohio?

Here’s how Ohio’s Food Stamps numbers compare to the National Data for the United States:
As of January 2023, there are about 1.47 million people on food stamps in Ohio.
Additionally, there are about 41 million people on food stamps in the United States, as shown in the tables below.
Ohio Food Stamps Statistics for January 2023:
Number of People on Food Stamps in Ohio
As of September 2022
September 2021 September 2022 Change
Number of People 1,490,681 1,470,665 -1.3%
Number of Households 756,144 749,878 -0.8%
Total Benefits ($) $342,746,828.00 $365,978,636.00 6.8%

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 Ohio EBT online for delivery?

Currently, there are 14 stores that accept Ohio EBT Cards online as payment.

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

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

Currently, the following stores accept Ohio food stamps and EBT Cards online:

  1. Aldi
  2. Amazon
  3. BJs Wholesale Club
  4. Buehler’s Fresh Foods
  5. Dave’s Supermarket
  6. Earth Fare
  7. Giant Eagle
  8. Just Dash It
  9. Lucky’s
  10. Meijer
  11. Sam’s Club Scan and Go
  12. Target
  13. Walmart
  14. Whole Foods

What is the Ohio EBT Phone Number?

If you are trying to speak with someone about your Ohio food stamp benefits call the Ohio EBT Customer Service phone number at 1-866-386-3071.

You can call the Ohio EBT phone number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

When you call, you will need the following information:

  • The 16-digit number from the front of your Ohio EBT card
  • Your Social Security number
  • Date of birth

You can call the EBT Customer Service Phone Number if:

  • Your card is lost or stolen.
  • Your card does not work.
  • You want to change your PIN because you forgot it
  • Your card is being used by someone else without your
    approval.
  • You want to find out how much you have left in your account.
  • You have been charged for a purchase but you didn’t get the food or
    if you were charged too much for what you bought.
  • You have other questions or problems.
Income Limit for Ohio Food Stamps Summary

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