Am I Eligible?

The following requirements may help you determine if you are likely-eligible for SNAP benefits. Please feel free to contact our office with any questions about your eligibility. If you determine you are not likely-eligible for SNAP, MIMB staff would be happy to provide you with additional local food resources.

General Requirements:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents, or have another eligible immigration status. International students are not eligible for SNAP/FNS.
  • Applicants must meet residency requirements.
  • Applicants must have a monthly income equal to or below the SNAP/FNS program limits.

Income Limits:

All households must meet an income test to receive benefits, and the income limits vary by household size. Eligibility workers at your local county Department of Social Services (DSS) will help you determine which income limit applies to your household. Eligibility workers will also evaluate other criteria, such as household composition, resources, and citizenship/immigration status to determine eligibility.

If your household meets the gross income limits below, you may be eligible for SNAP/FNS.

SNAP/FNS income limits effective October 1, 2023-September 30, 2024

Number of People in Household Maximum Gross Income (200%)* Maximum Benefit Amount
1 $2,430 $291
2 $3,288 $535
3 $4,144 $766
4 $5,000 $973
5 $5,858 $1,155
6 $6,714 $1,386
7 $7,570 $1,532
8 $8,428 $1,751
Each Additional Member +$858 +$219

* Some individuals must meet standard gross income limits (130%), and DSS will make this determination.

Student Requirements:

If you are between the ages of 18 and 51 and are enrolled at least half-time in an institution of higher education, you might be eligible for SNAP. In addition to general* and household income requirements, students need to meet at least one of the following exemptions: 

  • Work at least 20 hours a week in paid employment.
  • Participate in a state or federally-financed work-study program.
  • Participate in an on-the-job training program.
  • Care for a child under the age of 6.
  • Care for a child aged 6 to 11 and lack the necessary child care enabling you to attend school and work 20 hours a week or participate in work-study.
  • Single parent enrolled full-time in college and taking care of a child under 12.
  • Receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) assistance. 

*International students are not eligible for SNAP under current guidelines. 

To learn more, visit:

Contact More In My Basket to apply for SNAP or for additional food assistance resources local to you.

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