Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

How Much Could I Receive?

Last Modified: 12/04/2013

Allotments for households in the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia.

The amount of benefits the household gets is called an allotment. The net monthly income of the household is multiplied by .3, and the result is subtracted from the maximum allotment for the household size to find the household's allotment. This is because SNAP households are expected to spend about 30 percent of their resources on food. 

(November 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014)

People In Household Maximum Monthly Allotment
1

$    189

2

$    347

3

$    497

4

$    632

5

$    750

6

$    900

7

$   995

8

$ 1,137

Each additional person

$    142

Benefits are provided from the day the household applies.

For further information, contact your local or State office. It may be listed in the State or local government pages of the telephone book. Or call your State's SNAP hotline. Most are toll-free numbers.