You can get SNAP benefits depending on the amount of money you and your household make each month. Check if you could get SNAP benefits in the chart below or fill out our quick screener.

If someone in your household is 60 years old or older, or has a disability, you can make a little more money than it says in the chart below and still get SNAP.

You do not have to be a U.S. citizen to get SNAP. Getting SNAP does not impact your or your kid’s immigration status.

  • What counts as income?
    Your income is all the money you make. That includes money from working, cash assistance, Social Security, unemployment, and child support.

For SNAP, we look at your “gross income:” all the money you make before any taxes or expenses. 

  • Who is in a SNAP household?
    Your household includes anyone you buy and cook most of your meals with.

If you live with your spouse or your child(ren) under 22, they are always part of your household.

People in your household

Maximum monthly income


Each month, you could get up to…*






















Each additional person

+ $857

+ $219

*This is the most SNAP benefits someone could get. The amount you get depends on the money you make and your expenses. After you apply, we will look at your situation to figure out if you can get SNAP benefits. We will also calculate how much money you would get on your EBT card each month.

The amount of money you can make and still get SNAP is set by the federal government. This is the official guidance as of October 1, 2023.

Extra eligibility rules for students

Generally, you cannot get SNAP if you are in college, university, or trade school full-time or half-time or more.

To be able to get SNAP if you are enrolled in school half-time or more, you must be any one of the things in the chart below.

  • What does it mean to be “half-time” in school?
    Your school defines what it means to be "half-time" based on how many classes you are taking. Ask your college, university, or school for your status.

    If you are in school half-time or more than half-time, you have extra rules to get on SNAP.

If you are a part-time student who is in school less than half-time, you do not have any extra rules to get on SNAP. 

Students who are half-time or more must be one of the following things to be able to get SNAP…

A parent of a young child

  • Caring for a child under age 6; or
  • Caring for a child age 6 to 11, don’t have childcare, AND work 20 hours a week or participate in work study; or
  • A single parent caring for a child under age 12; or

Working or unable to work

  • In a work-study program; or
  • Working at least 20 hours a week; or
  • Meet the definition of “physically or mentally unfit for work;” or

Getting help from another program

  • Receiving TFA (Cash) assistance; or
  • Assigned or placed in school because of a:
    • SNAP Employment and Training program, or
    • TANF Employment and Training program, or
    • On-the-job training program where the employer pays wages to you for the training