The income limit is the most important food stamps (SNAP) eligibility requirement in North Dakota. In this post, In this post, we are going to walk you through the 2023 income limit for North Dakota 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 North Dakota.
Lastly, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about SNAP benefits in North Dakota.
Table of Contents:
- Food Stamps in North Dakota
- Who is Eligible for Food Stamps in North Dakota
- 2023 Income Limit for North Dakota Food Stamps
- How to Apply for Food Stamps in North Dakota
- Food Stamps in North Dakota FAQs
Food Stamps in North Dakota
SNAP (also known as food stamps) offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families in North Dakota.
In North Dakota, the SNAP program is run by the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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 North Dakota?
Here are the eligibility requirements for food stamps in North Dakota:
- Household composition: People who live together and share meals are considered a household.
- Household members: Spouses and most children under 22 are part of the same household.
- Eligibility for legal non-citizens: Non-citizens may be eligible for SNAP benefits; consult a human service zone worker for guidance.
- Family members born in the country: Even if non-citizens can’t get SNAP, family members born in the country can.
- Benefits and citizenship: Receiving SNAP benefits won’t negatively impact the process of becoming a citizen.
- Benefits without employment: Individuals aged 16–59 who can work may need to meet general work requirements for SNAP eligibility.
- Exemptions from work requirements: Some individuals may be excused from work requirements if they meet specific exemptions.
- Work requirement details: For more information about work requirements, contact Customer Support.
2023 Income Limit for North Dakota Food Stamps
To qualify for SNAP in North Dakota, your household income must not exceed 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.
You can find out if you may qualify by using the 2023/2024 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.
|North Dakota 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:||$429||$557||$858|
How to Apply for Food Stamps in North Dakota
There are multiple ways you can apply for food stamps in North Dakota.
Option 1 – Apply online
You can apply online through the North Dakota DHS Benefits Portal – as shown in the image below.
If you have an account, you can log in or create your North Dakota DHS Benefits Portal account. Click here to be taken to the website.
Option 2 – Apply at the DHS Office Near You
You can apply in person at the North Dakota Department of Human Services (DHS) office near you. Click here to locate a DHS office.
Option 3 – Download North Dakota Food Stamps Application
Call DHS at 1-800-755-2716 to have an application mailed to you. Complete it and mail it to your county DHS office or submit it in person.
Food Stamps in North Dakota FAQs
Explore the frequently asked questions about North Dakota Food Stamps:
What is the Phone Number for North Dakota Food Stamps?
If you need help applying for food stamps in North Dakota or have further questions about how the SNAP program works, call the Customer Call Center at 1.866.614.6005.
How Much Will I Receive in North Dakota Food Stamps?
If you are approved for food stamps in North Dakota, 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 North Dakota, the average monthly SNAP amount per person is approximately $185.
|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 North Dakota 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.
When are North Dakota EBT benefits deposited?
In the state of North Dakota, food stamps benefits are made available on the first day of every month.
How North Dakota 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 $1,386
The result is the monthly food stamps benefits for a family of 6.
Here’s an example:
Example: Michelle and her family of six (6) have $2,400 in net income after allowable deductions.
To determine the family’s SNAP benefits, take 30% of the “net income” (30% of $2,400) and subtract it from the maximum benefit, as follows:
$ 2,400 Net Income for Michelle’s family
x .30 (Multiply by 30%)
$ 720 Countable Income
$ 1,386 Maximum SNAP for 6 persons
-$720 Countable income (round up)
$ 666 Monthly SNAP benefits for Michelle’s family
What stores accept North Dakota EBT online for delivery?
Currently, there are 18 stores that accept North Dakota EBT Cards online as payment.
You can use your VA EBT Card and food stamp benefits to purchase approved grocery items and have them delivered directly to your door.
However, your North Dakota SNAP benefits cannot be used to pay for delivery fees.
Currently, the following stores accept North Dakota food stamps and EBT Cards online:
Hugo’s Family Marketplace
Sam’s Club Scan and Go
What does North Dakota EBT not cover?
Your North Dakota EBT Card can not be used to purchase any hot or prepared food item, as well as any non-food items.
Here is a list of items that your VA EBT does not cover:
- Beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes, or tobacco
- Soaps, paper products, cosmetics, grooming items
- Pet food (for example, dog food, cat food, etc.)
- Vitamins or medicines
- Food that will be eaten in the store
- Hot foods
Other Items you cannot buy with your VA EBT Card include:
- Cod liver oil
- Cough drops
- Crabs (cooked and hot)
- Dietary Supplements (for example, GNC, and most protein powders)
- Dry ice
- Energy drinks with Supplement Information labels (for example, 5-Hour Energy)
- Fertilizer and insecticides
- Flax oil
- Fountain Drinks
- Gift baskets (if the food part of the gift basket is less than 50% of the total price)
- Ice cream cone/sundae
- Livestock (for example, live animals or birds)
- Cakes (that are more than 50% non-edible)
- Toilet paper
Additionally, your North Dakota EBT card gives you access to discounts. For more on this, see our post on – North Dakota EBT Discounts and Perks.
Income Limit for North Dakota Food Stamps Summary
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