Here Are the SNAP Net Monthly Income Criteria for Fiscal Year 2023

To be eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as food stamps, you must meet certain qualifying conditions, including the amount of money you bring in. The program imposes limits on both net and gross monthly income, as well as household size.

To achieve net monthly income eligibility rules, your income must be less than the federal poverty line in the United States. Your gross monthly income must be no more than 130% of the poverty level to be eligible. On October 1, 2022, the highest income levels for the fiscal year 2023 went into effect.

SNAP is a federal program that assists low-income households with food purchases. Despite being part of the United States Department of Agriculture, the program is administered at the state level.

Instead of real food stamps, recipients now receive Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards to pay for groceries.

The USDA announced in an August memorandum that maximum SNAP allotments would be increased for the 48 states plus the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Guam, the US Virgin Islands, and Alaska.

Benefits will be $939 for a family of four receiving the maximum allocation in the 48 states and D.C. Maximum allotments for a family of four will rise to $1,172 to $1,819 in Alaska, $1,794 in Hawaii, $1,385 in Guam, and $1,208 in the United States Virgin Islands.

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The minimum benefit in the 48 contiguous states and D.C. will rise to $23; it will also rise in Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, and the US Virgin Islands.

Here are the net monthly income standards for the fiscal year 2023, which show the maximum monthly income for SNAP eligibility:

Household Size 48 Contiguous States, DC, Guam, Virgin
Islands
Alaska Hawaii
1 $1,133 $1,416 $1,303
2 $1,526 $1,908 $1,755
3 $1,920 $2,400 $2,208
4 $2,313 $2,891 $2,660
5 $2,706 $3,383 $3,113
6 $3,100 $3,875 $3,565
7 $3,493 $4,366 $4,018
8 $3,886 $4,858 $4,470
Each additional member $394 $492 $453

Gross monthly income requirements for FY2023 show the maximum monthly SNAP income:

Household Size 48 Contiguous States, DC, Guam, Virgin
Islands
Alaska Hawaii
1 $1,473 $1,841 $1,694
2 $1,984 $2,480 $2,282
3 $2,495 $3,119 $2,870
4 $3,007 $3,759 $3,458
5 $3,518 $4,398 $4,047
6 $4,029 $5,037 $4,635
7 $4,541 $5,676 $5,223
8 $5,052 $6,315 $5,811
Each additional member $512 $640 $589

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