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What Is the Highest Income for Food Stamps?

Americans applying for SNAP benefits must fulfil a long list of income requirements.

SNAP, previously food stamps, is a USDA programme that helps low-income families buy food. Food stamps have been replaced with EBT cards.

The USDA counts as one SNAP household everybody who lives, shops, and cooks together. Even if they buy and cook meals separately.

In most circumstances, you can't get SNAP if an institution provides most of your meals, although there are exceptions for the elderly and disabled.

USDA considers both gross and net income for eligibility. Gross and net income restrictions must be met for SNAP eligibility.

Gross income is a household's non-excluded income before deductions. Gross income minus deductions equals net income.

If all members of your family receive Temporary Aid for Needy Families, Supplemental Security Income, or other general assistance, you may be "categorically qualified" for SNAP.

The existing income eligibility restrictions apply to households applying for SNAP between Oct. 1, 2021 and Sept. 30, 2022 in the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia.

If you live in Alaska or Hawaii, contact your local SNAP administrator for income limitations.

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