A Quick Guide to SNAP Eligibility and Benefits

February 16, 2013

A Quick Guide to SNAP Eligibility and Benefits</strong>
Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Most families and individuals who meet the program’s income guidelines are eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP — formerly the Food Stamp Program). The size of a family’s SNAP benefit is based on its income and certain expenses. This paper provides a short summary of SNAP eligibility and benefit calculation rules.