Food stamps: Highest income level for SNAP benefits in 2023

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This photo taken Jan. 8, 2014 shows the contents of a specially prepared box of food at a food bank distribution in Petaluma, Calif., part of a research project with Feeding America to try to improve the health of diabetics in food-insecure families. Doctors are warning that the federal government could be socked with a bigger health bill if Congress cuts food stamps _ maybe not immediately, they say, but if the poor wind up in doctors’ offices or hospitals as a result. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Eric Risberg

Food stamps: Highest income level for SNAP benefits in 2023

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Recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program must be below a certain monthly income to qualify for SNAP benefits, which are set to roll out again in June.

SNAP benefits are calculated based on household income and size. The recipient’s household income generally must be at or below 130% of the poverty line, which is the gross income limit.

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The figures are adjusted each fiscal year. The SNAP program runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, so the gross income limit will be valid until Sept. 30, 2023, when it is revised again.

There is a maximum net and gross monthly income standard recipients can review or those seeking SNAP benefits can check to see if they qualify.

The net and gross monthly income is the same for all states and territories except for Hawaii and Alaska.

For a household of one, the maximum net monthly income is $1,473 for the majority of states, $1,841 for Alaska, and $1,694 for Hawaii. For a household of four, the maximum net monthly income is $3,007 for the majority of states, $3,759 for Alaska, and $3,458 for Hawaii. Each additional member is $512.

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The gross monthly incomes start at a maximum of $1,133 for a household of one to a maximum of $3,886 for a household of eight. Each additional member is $294.

An average monthly SNAP benefit for a household of three is $577, with a maximum of $740. An average payment for a household of eight is $1,150, with a maximum of $1,691. Any household larger than eight can be calculated by adding a maximum of $211 per additional person.

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