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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Benefits

Allotment: The Amount Of Assistance You Can Receive

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The amount of benefits the household gets is called an allotment. The net monthly income of the household is multiplied by .3, and the result is subtracted from the maximum allotment for the household size to find the household's allotment. This is because SNAP households are expected to spend about 30 percent of their resources on food. 

(October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016) 

People in HouseholdMaximum Monthly Allotment

$    194


$    357


$    511


$    649


$    771


   $    925  


$ 1,022


$ 1,169

Each additional person

$    146


Benefit Computation


 Multiply net income by 30%...
 (Round up)

 Subtract 30% of net income from the maximum 
 allotment for the household size...

 $1,154 net monthly income
 x .3 = $346.20 (round up to $347)

 $668 maximum allotment for 4 - $347 (30% of  
 net income) = $321, SNAP Allotment 
 for a full month

If a household applies after the first day of the month, benefits will be provided from the day the household applies.

SNAP benefits are available to all eligible households regardless of race, sex, religious creed, national origin, or political beliefs.

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