Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Income (Rules on income limits)

Last Modified: 12/02/2013

Households must meet income tests UNLESS all members are receiving Title IV (TANF), SSI, or in some places general assistance.

Most households must meet both the gross and net income tests, but a household with an elderly person or a person who is receiving certain types of disability payments only has to meet the net income test. Gross income means a household's total, non-excluded income, before any deductions  have been made. Net income means gross income minus allowable deductions.

Households, except those noted, that have income over the amounts listed below cannot get SNAP benefits.

Income Chart

(Oct. 1, 2013 through Sept. 30, 2014)

Household size Gross monthly income (130 percent of poverty) Net monthly income (100 percent of poverty)

1

$1,245 $ 958

2

1,681 1,293

3

2,116 1,628

4

2,552 1,963

5

2,987 2,298

6

3,423 2,633

7

3,858 2,968

8

4,294 3,303

Each additional member

+436 +335