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Am I eligible for Food Stamps?

You probably qualify if you:
  • Are a U.S. citizen or qualified immigrant

  • Make less than 130% of the Federal Poverty Level (Table 1)
  • OR
  • Make less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (Table 2) if you have qualifying child care costs**

  • Note: For most households, there is no resource limit.
  • If someone in your house is 60 or older or disabled, you may be able to get food stamps/SNAP even if your income is over the limits. Contact an EarnBenefits Counselor to see if you might qualify.

    TABLE: 130% FPL
    Food Stamps
    family sizemonthly incomeannual income
    1 $1,180 $14,157
    2 $1,594 $19,123
    3 $2,008 $24,089
    4 $2,422 $29,055
    5 $2,836 $34,021
    6 $3,249 $38,987
    7 $3,663 $43,953
    8 $4,077 $48,919
    for each additional person, add $414 $4,966





    TABLE: 200% FPL
    Food Stamps:
    Families with Child Care Costs
    family sizemonthly incomeannual income
    1 $1,815 $21,780
    2 $2,452 $29,420
    3 $3,088 $37,060
    4 $3,725 $44,700
    5 $4,362 $52,340
    6 $4,998 $59,980
    7 $5,635 $67,620
    8 $6,272 $75,260
    for each additional person, add $637 $7,640
    **NOTE: Qualifying childcare/dependent care expenses include all out-of-pocket costs for the care of a child under 18 or a disabled adult so that they can work or attend school. A dependent adult must be receiving disability benefits to be included


    Updated 12/02/2011