SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

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Income Limits

To receive SNAP benefits in Connecticut, household income and other resources have to be under certain limits and are reviewed. For some households, there is also an asset limit.

Effective October 1, 2021, the gross monthly income limits and net monthly income limits are as listed below.

 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Effective October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022

 

The Gross Income Limits and the Maximum SNAP Benefit Amounts (also called the Thrifty Food Plan) are as follows:

 

 

Household Size

Gross Income Limit 185% of the

Federal Poverty Level (FPL)

 

Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount

1 1,986 250
2 2,686 459
3 3,386 658
4 4,085 835
5 4,785 992
6 5,485 1,190
7 6,185 1,316
8 6,885 1,504
For each additional member +699 +188

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: For households whose gross income exceeds 185% of the FPL, there will continue to be a Net Income Test and a $3,750 asset limit.

Household Size Net Income Limit

(100 % of FPL)

130% of FPL 165% of FPL
1 1,074 1,396 1,771
2 1,452 1,888 2,396
3 1,830 2,379 3,020
4 2,209 2,871 3,644
5 2,587 3,363 4,268
6 2,965 3,855 4,893
7 3,344 4,347 5,517
8 3,722 4,839 6,141
Each additional member +379 +492 +625

 

SUA = $783 LUA = $345

Telephone allowance = $29 Maximum Shelter Hardship = $597 Minimum SNAP benefit = $20

 

Standard Deduction (which is based on household size)

 

Household Size 1-3 4 5 6+
Standard Deduction Amount 177 184 215 246

EBT Customer Service: 888-328-2666

For additional eligibility and benefit information, visit the State of Connecticut’s website: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (833) 620-1071, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to:

  1. mail:
    Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
    1320 Braddock Place, Room 334
    Alexandria, VA 22314; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    FNSCIVILRIGHTSCOMPLAINTS@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.