The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
A benefit program for individuals in need of nutrition assistance
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a benefit that helps you save money on groceries and stretches your budget to free up money for other expenses. SNAP provides monthly benefits to help eligible households buy food. Eligibility to receive benefits is based on household size, income, assets & other household expenses. The asset limit is $2,000 for most households, but if at least one person is at least 60 years of age or are disabled, the asset limit is $3,250. The amount of SNAP benefits issues to eligible persons is based on household size and countable income, after all deductions are applied. Deductions include, but are not limited to :
20% earned income disregard
Child care costs
Excess shelter/utility costs
Court-ordered child support paid out
Medical expenses over $35/month
Households with an elderly or disabled person are given special consideration. SNAP benefits may only be used to purchase food for human consumption and seeds/plants to grow food at home. Food Stamp benefits cannot be used for :
Pet food, etc.
For more information, please reach out an Aging & Disability Resource Center in your region!