What is the income level limit for SNAP payments in June 2023?
In the United States, the eligibility for SNAP benefits is influenced by the size of your household and the amount you can earn before becoming ineligible.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a crucial federal assistance programme in the United States that aims to provide food support to individuals and families with limited financial resources. Formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, SNAP plays a significant role in combating hunger and improving nutrition for vulnerable populations.
Eligibility for SNAP benefits is primarily based on income and household size. Generally, households with gross incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level (FPL) qualify for assistance.
These are the monthly income limits for people living in the contiguous US to qualify for SNAP benefits:
One person household: $1,133 (Alaska: $1,416, Hawaii: $1,303)
Two person household: $1,526 (Alaska: $1,908, Hawaii: $1,755)
Three person household: $1,920 (Alaska: $2,400, Hawaii: $2,208)
Four person household: $2,313 (Alaska: $2,891, Hawaii: $2,660)
Five person household: $2,706 (Alaska: $3,383, Hawaii: $3,113)
Six person household: $3,100 (Alaska: $3,875, Hawaii: $3,565)
Seven person household: $3,493 (Alaska: $4,366, Hawaii: $4,018)
Eight person household: $3,886 (Alaska: $4,858, Hawaii: $4,470)
Each additional member: $394 (Alaska: $492, Hawaii: $453)
Changes coming to SNAP benefits with the debt ceiling bill
The deal, called the Fiscal Responsibility Act, would expand requirements for SNAP, which was formerly known as food stamps. As the program currently stands, there are already work requirements in place for most able-bodied adults without children from the ages of 18 to 49.
These recipients must either be earning wages equivalent to 30 hours per week, looking for a job, or signed up for a SNAP employment training program for at least 80 hours a month.
The new deal would roll out higher age limits over the next few years, lifting the maximum age to 54 by the year 2025. However, this maximum age will again be brought down to 49 in 2030.
There are waivers for veterans, homeless people, and young adults exiting foster care from work requirements.