Florida Food Stamps Income Limit 2017

Food Stamps or SNAP Benefits have very strict eligibility requirements and the Florida program is no exception. Before you apply for food assistance, you have to make sure you meet all the criteria before applying, so that you are sure you will be approved if your application is filed correctly and on time. Meeting the Florida food stamps income limit is probably the biggest factor in deciding whether your application will be approved or not. We have a chart below that shows you how this income eligibility is calculated and what you need to know.

Florida Food Stamps Income Limit Chart

The first thing you need to know is that your total monthly gross income for your household will be compared to a percentage of the federal poverty level to determine if you qualify and for what amount – based on the number of people living in your household. Expenses like childcare, medical expenses and housing costs are subtracted from the gross income to arrive at the “Net Income”, which is used to to see if the household is eligible for a benefit amount. Now that you know how the calculation is done, you can do the math yourself using your gross monthly household income, and deducting the items stated above to arrive at the “Net Income” amount for your household. You can then look on the chart to see if you qualify, based on the number of people you have in your household.

The “Income Chart” below shows the Gross and Net Income limits and the benefit amounts for the number of people in the household. Click on the image below to get a better view.

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Deductions Allowable

With a few exceptions, all households applying for food stamps in Florida also have to meet the net monthly income limit. To calculate your net monthly income, you have to take out allowable deductions. See below for the allowable deductions you can take from your gross monthly income to get to the net monthly income.

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How to Calculate Your Gross and Net Monthly Income

If you are struggling to figure out your household’s gross and net income computation, the chart below will provide you an example on how to get from a gross income calculation to a net income calculation. Note that the may be exceptions to meeting the net income calculation if you have a disabled person or elderly person in your household. Call your local DCS office in your county for more information on that.

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How Much in Food Stamps Will I Get?

If you meet all the eligibility requirements, including the Florida Food Stamps Income Limit and are approved for benefits, the amount of money you will get each month depends on how many people are in your household. See the chart below for the maximum amount you may get based on the number of people in your household.

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Now you know the Income requirements for food stamps in Florida. If you qualify for food stamps and want to apply, click here to learn more. If you have any questions about applying for food stamps in Florida or questions about this article, please tell us in the comments section below. We would love to hear from you.

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My Access Florida Phone Number

The Florida Department of Children and Families uses the My Access website for the distribution of SNAP benefits and EBT card management. The Automated Community Connection to Economic Self Sufficiency (ACCESS) website provides Florida residents with the ability to determine program eligibility and apply for SNAP benefits online, as well as allowing existing recipients of benefits to manage their SNAP/EBT account online.

My Access Florida Phone Number

The Access Florida system allows customers to connect with their public assistance and SNAP information 24/7. The Economic Self-Sufficency Program helps to promote strong and economically self-sufficent communities by determining eligibility for food, cash and medical assistance for individuals and families on the road to economic recovery.

If you’ve already been approved for SNAP benefits in Florida, you can access your card balance, transaction history, benefit distribution schedule, and more from your My Access Florida account. In order to obtain this information you must first sign up for an account on the My Access website. If you already have a My Access account, you can proceed by entering in your User ID and Password to log into your account.

If you have forgotten your My Access User ID or Password, then you can click the appropriate link below the Returning Users login section to obtain your User ID or reset your Password. Follow the stated instructions under each link to obtain this information.

My Access Florida Phone Number

My Access Florida Phone Number

If you would like to contact the My Access Florida customer service call center, you may do so by calling 1-866-762-2237. Agents are available to answer calls Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm. You may also call Florida Relay 711 or TTY 1-800-955-8771.

If you would like to send mail to the Florida Access Mail Center, their address is as follows:

P.O. Box 1770

Ocala, FL 34478-1770

If you would like us to provide you with more information regarding your My Access Florida account, please let us know in the comments section below!

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Florida Food Stamp DCF Locations

If you are ready to apply for Florida Food Stamps, you can apply online by clicking here.

If you want to apply in person at one of the Florida Food Stamp Office Locations, see a detailed list of the office locations below. We have the information listed by County, so you have to scroll down to find your county offices and the one closes to you.

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Florida Food Stamp Office Locations – Alphabetically by County

ALACHUA COUNTY
16th Avenue Complex
1000 NE 16th Avenue, Building J
Gainesville, FL 32601
FAX: (866) 619-5720 or (904) 723-2079

BAKER COUNTY
The closest service center to Baker County is located in Jacksonville (Duval County).

Gateway Service Center
5000-1 Norwood Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32208
FAX: (866) 619-5720 or (904)723-2079

BAY COUNTY
2505 West 15th St.
Panama City, FL 32401
Fax: (850) 747-5346

BRADFORD COUNTY
The closest center to Bradford County is located in Gainesville (Alachua County).

16th Avenue Complex
1000 NE 16th Avenue, Building J
Gainesville, FL 32601
FAX: (866) 619-5720 or (904)723-2079

BREVARD COUNTY
Brevard County ACCESS Application Center
801 Dixon Blvd, Ste 1103
Cocoa, FL 32922
Fax: (866) 735-2469

BROWARD COUNTY
Central Service Center
3511 N Pine Island Road
Sunrise, FL 33351
Fax: (954) 267-4055

North Broward Regional Service Center
1400 W Commercial Blvd., Suite 160
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Note: Medically Needy Bill Tracking & submission only – Fax: (954) 267-2133
Note: Nursing Home and Waiver submissions only – Fax: (954) 202-3249

CALHOUN COUNTY
The closest service center to Calhoun County is located in Quincy (Gadsden County).

6 South Key Street
Quincy, FL 32351
Fax: (850) 482-1361

CHARLOTTE COUNTY
Charlotte County Service Center
19500 Cochran Blvd.
Port Charlotte, FL 33948-2086
Fax: (866) 784-7113

CITRUS COUNTY
Citrus County Storefront
214 S. Apopka Ave
Inverness, Fl 34452
Fax: (866) 886-4342

CLAY COUNTY
Hours Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Clay County Service Center
1845 Town Center Blvd. #225
Orange Park, FL 32003
FAX: (866) 619-5720 or (904)723-2079

COLLIER COUNTY
Immokalee Service Center
750 South 5th Street
Immokalee, FL 34142:
Fax: (866) 784-7113

Naples Service Center
4215 Tamiami Trail East
Naples, FL 34112
Fax: (866) 784-7113

COLUMBIA COUNTY
Lake City Service Center
1389 West US Highway 90, Suite 110
Lake City, FL 32055
Fax: (866) 619-5720 or (904) 723-2079

DESOTO COUNTY
Arcadia One-Stop Service Center
805 North Mills Avenue
Arcadia, FL 34266-8716
Fax: (863) 993-4544

DIXIE COUNTY
The closest service center to Dixie County is located in Gainesville (Alachua County).

16th Avenue Complex
1000 NE 16th Avenue, Building J
Gainesville, FL 32601
FAX: (866) 619-5720 or (904) 723-2079

DUVAL COUNTY
Gateway Service Center
5000-1 Norwood Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32208
FAX: (866) 619-5720 or (904)723-2079

ESCAMBIA COUNTY
Brent ACCESS Storefront
33 Brent Lane, Suite 103
Pensacola, FL 32503
FAX:
850 595-8911
850 595-8912
850 595-8913 or
850 595-8914

FLAGLER COUNTY
The closest service center to Flagler County is located in Daytona Beach (Volusia County).

210 N Palmetto Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
FAX: (866) 619-5720 or (904) 723-2079

FRANKLIN COUNTY
The closest service center to Franklin County is located in Tallahassee (Leon County).

2810 Sharer Road, Unit 24
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Fax: (850) 921-8476

GADSDEN COUNTY
6 South Key Street
Quincy, FL 32351
Fax: (850) 627-6548

GILCHRIST COUNTY
The closest service center to Gilchrist County is located in Gainesville (Alachua County).

16th Avenue Complex
1000 NE 16th Avenue, Building J
Gainesville, FL 32601
FAX: (866) 619-5720 or (904) 723-2079

GLADES COUNTY
The closest service center to Glades County is located in LaBelle (Hendry County).

LaBelle Service Center
813 E. Hickpochee Ave.
Suite 100
LaBelle, FL 33935
866-784-7113

GULF COUNTY
The closest service center to Gulf County is in Panama City (Bay County)

2505 West 15th St.
Panama City, FL 32401
Fax: (850) 747-5346

HAMILTON COUNTY
The closest center to Hamilton County is located in Lake City (Columbia County).

Lake City Service Center
1389 West US Highway 90, Suite 110
Lake City, FL 32055
Fax: (866) 619-5720 or (904) 723-2079

HARDEE COUNTY
Wauchula Service Center
1016 S. 6th Ave.
Wauchula, FL 33873
Fax: (866) 296-9964

HENDRY COUNTY
LaBelle Service Center
813 E. Hickpochee Ave.
Suite 100
LaBelle, FL 33935
Fax: (866) 784-7113

HERNANDO COUNTY
Hernanado County Storefront
661 S. Broad Street
Brooksville, Fl 34601
Fax: (866) 886-4342

HIGHLANDS COUNTY
Sebring Service Center
209 N. Ridgewood Dr.
Sebring, FL 33870
Fax: (866) 296-9964

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
Tampa Service Center
9393 North Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33612
Fax: (888) 254-7591

HOLMES COUNTY
117 Waukesha Street
Bonifay, FL 32425
Fax: (850) 547-8537

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY
Indian River County ACCESS Center
1360 28th Street
Vero Beach, FL
Fax: (866)-658-2172

JACKSON COUNTY
The closest service center to Jackson County is located in Quincy (Gadsden County).

6 South Key Street
Quincy, FL 32351
Fax: (850) 482-1361

JEFFERSON COUNTY
The closest center to Jefferson County is located in Tallahassee (Leon County).

2810 Sharer Roar, Unit 24
Tallahassee, FL, 32399
Fax: (850) 921-8476

LAFAYETTE COUNTY
The closest center to Lafayette County is located in Lake City (Columbia County).

Lake City Service Center
1389 West US Highway 90, Suite 110
Lake City, FL 32055
Fax: (866) 619-5720 or (904) 723-2079

LAKE COUNTY
Lake County Storefront
1300 Duncan Drive
Tavares, FL 32778
Fax: (866) 886-4342

LEE COUNTY
Fort Myers Service Center
2295 Victoria Ave – Room 110
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Fax: (866) 784-7130

LEON COUNTY
2810 Sharer Road, Unit 24
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Fax: (850) 921-8476

LEVY COUNTY
The closest service center to Levy County is located in Gainesville (Alachua County).

16th Avenue Complex
1000 NE 16th Avenue, Building J
Gainesville, FL 32601
FAX: (866) 619-5720 or (904) 723-2079

LIBERTY COUNTY
The closest service center to Liberty County is located in Quincy (Gadsden County).

6 South Key Street
Quincy, FL 32351
Fax: (850) 627-6548

MADISON COUNTY
The closest center to Madison County is located in Lake City (Columbia County).

Lake City Service Center
1389 West US Highway 90, Suite 110
Lake City, FL 32055
Fax: (866) 619-5720 or (904) 723-2079

MANATEE COUNTY
Bradenton Service Center
2004 43rd Avenue W.
Bradenton 34205-5004
Fax: (941) 751-8464

MARION COUNTY
Marion County Storefront
1515 East Silver Springs Blvd., Suite 207
Ocala, FL 34470
Fax: (866) 886-4342

MARTIN COUNTY
Martin County ACCESS Center
1111 SE. Federal Hwy, Suite 108
Stuart, FL
Fax: (866) 658-2172

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
Caleb Service Center
5400 NW 22nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33142
Fax: (305) 636-2286

Central Service Center
1490 NW 27th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33125
Fax: (305) 637-2241

Coconut Grove Service Center
3750 S. Dixie Hwy.
Miami, FL 33133
Fax: (305) 377-5565

Miami Beach Service Center
945 Pennsylvania Avenue, S-300
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Fax: (305) 535-5411

Opa-Locka Service Center
200 Opa-Locka Boulevard, South Building
Opa Locka, FL 33054
Fax: <(305) 769-6233

Florida City Service Center
755 W. Palm Drive
Florida City, FL 33034
Fax: (305) 234-2200

Quail Roost Service Center
12340 Quail Roost Drive
Miami, FL 33177
Fax: (305) 234-2200

Medically Needy Bill Tracking Fax: (305) 377-5547 or (305) 377-5545
Note: Santions Fax: 305-377-5543
Note: Verification Fax: 305-377-5544

MANATEE COUNTY
Bradenton Service Center
4210 20th St. W.
Bradenton 34205-5004
Fax: (941) 751-8464

MONROE COUNTY
Key West Service Center
1111 12 St., S-304
Key West, FL 33040
Fax: (305) 289-2453

Marathon Service Center
2796 Overseas Hwy., S-201
Marathon, FL 33050
Fax: (305) 289-2453

NASSAU COUNTY
Nassau County Service Center
463688 State Rd. 200
Yulee, Fl 32097
FAX: (866) 619-5720 or (904) 723-2079

OKALOOSA COUNTY
Ft. Walton Beach ACCESS Storefront
450-G Racetrack Rd NW
Ft. Walton Beach,
Fl. 32547
FAX:: (850) 833-7595

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Okeechobee County ACCESS Center
108 NE 7th Street
Okeechobee, FL
Fax: (866) 658-2172

ORANGE COUNTY
Orange County ACCESS Application Center
6218 W Colonial Drive, Suite #240
Orlando, FL 32808
Fax: (866) 735-2469

OSCEOLA COUNTY
Kissimmee ACCESS Service Center
1507 N John Young Parkway
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Fax: (866) 735-2469

PALM BEACH COUNTY
Belle Glade Service Center
2990 North Main Street
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Fax: (561) 992-1981

Riviera Beach Service Center
The Port Center
2051 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 200.
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
Fax: (561) 882-3575

PASCO COUNTY
Pasco County Service Center
9550 US 19 Highway North, Suite 201-A
Port Richey, Florida 34668.
Fax: (866) 765-7133

PINELLAS COUNTY
North Pinellas Service Center
Mary Grizzle Building
11351 Ulmerton Road Suite 130
Largo, FL 33778-1629
Fax: (866) 940-7126

South Pinellas Service Center
Sebring Building
525 Mirror Lake Drive, Ste. 201
St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3423
Fax: (866) 940-7126

POLK COUNTY
Lakeland Service Center
200 N. Kentucky Ave., 1st Floor,
Lakeland, FL 33801
Fax: (866) 296-9964

PUTNAM COUNTY
The closest service center to Putnam County is located in Daytona Beach (Volusia County).

210 N Palmetto Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
FAX: (866) 619-5720 or (904) 723-2079

ST. JOHNS COUNTY
The closest service center to St. Johns County is located in Daytona Beach (Volusia County)

Daytona Beach Service Center
210 N. Palmetto Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL, 32114
Fax: (866) 619-5720 or (904) 723-2079

ST. LUCIE COUNTY
St. Lucie County ACCESS Center
2520 Orange Avenue
Ft. Pierce, FL
Fax: (866) 658-2172

SANTA ROSA COUNTY
The closest service center to Santa Rosa County is located in Pensacola (Escambia County).

Brent ACCESS Storefront
33 Brent Lane, Suite 103
Pensacola, FL 32503
FAX: 850 595-8911 or 850 595-8912
850 595-8913 or 850 595-8914

SARASOTA COUNTY
Sarasota One Stop Service Center
1864 17th Street
Sarasota, FL 34234-7590
Fax: (941) 316-8100

Venice One Stop Service Center
897 East Venice Avenue
Venice, FL 34292-2038
Fax: (941) 483-5920

SEMINOLE COUNTY
Seminole ACCESS Center @ Harvest Time Int’l
225 N. Kennel Road
Sanford, FL 32773
Fax: (407) 245-2769

SUMTER COUNTY
Sumter County Storefront
1601 W. Gulf Atlantic Hwy
Wildwood, FL 34785
Fax: (866) 886-4342

SUWANNEE COUNTY
The closest center to Suwannee County is located in Lake City (Columbia County).

Lake City Service Center
1389 West US Highway 90, Suite 110
Lake City, FL 32055
Fax: (866) 619-5720 or (904) 723-2079

TAYLOR COUNTY
The closest center to Taylor County is located in Lake City (Columbia County).

Lake City Service Center
1389 West US Highway 90, Suite 110
Lake City, FL 32055
Fax: (866) 619-5720 or (904)723-2079

UNION COUNTY
The closest service center to Union County is located in Gainesville (Alachua County).

16th Avenue Complex
1000 NE 16th Avenue, Building J
Gainesville, FL 32601
FAX: (866) 619-5720 or (904)723-2079

VOLUSIA COUNTY
Daytona Beach Service Center
210 N Palmetto Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
FAX: (866) 619-5720 or (904) 723-2079

WALTON COUNTY
The closest service center to Walton County is located in Ft. Walton Beach (Okaloosa County).

Ft. Walton Beach ACCESS Storefront
450-G Racetrack Rd NW
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547
FAX:: (850) 833-7595

WAKULLA COUNTY
The closest service center to Wakulla County is located in Tallahassee (Leon County).

810 Sharer Road, Unit 24
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Fax: (850) 921-8476

WASHINGTON COUNTY
117 Waukesha Street
Bonifay, FL 32425
Fax: (850) 547-8537

If you will rather apply by phone by talking to MyAccess Customer Service, use the number below.

Customer Call Center

(866) 762-2237

Florida Relay 711 or TTY (800) 955-8771

Click here to learn how to get Florida food stamps and this link to check the eligibility requirements for Florida food stamps.

If you were able to locate one of the Florida Food Stamp Office Locations to apply for your benefits, great. If you were not able to find an office, let us know below in the comments section.

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Florida Food Stamp Calculator

Eligibility requirements for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps are set by the United States Department of Agriculture, at the federal level. But individuals must apply through their states. In the state of Florida, the program is administered by the Florida Department of Children and Families under the the ACCESS Florida Program. Eligibility for Food Stamps depends on things like the number of people in your household, income, and resources (cash, bank accounts, etc.). Income includes money earned from work. It also includes benefits like Social Security, unemployment, and SSI.

If you think you are eligible for Florida Food Assistance, you can use the pre-screening tool, also called the Food Stamps Calculator to determine if you qualify. Please note that the pre-screening tool is not an application for SNAP benefits. The Food Stamps program has many rules, and the calculator covers most of the rules, but not all of them. You need to apply to actually receive benefits and confirm the actual amount that you qualify for – since it is possible that the actual amount you may be eligible for is different from what the calculator tells you.

In Florida, the pre-screening tool (the ACCESS Florida Pre-screening Tool) is used to screen for the following:

  • Help buying food
  • Cash Assistance
  • Low or no cost health care
  • Help paying Medicare premiums

So, when you answer the questions asked, you are being screened for eligibility for Food Assistance, Cash Assistance, Low or no cost health care, and help paying Medicare premiums. You should take the time and answer the questions accurately and truthfully. You may just want to apply for Florida Food Stamps but your household situation may qualify you for other benefits. Click here to go to the calculator. We have included a copy of the form you are going to complete below, including the questions: Here is a link to a pdf version of the Florida Food Stamp Calculator Questions, which shows you the entire form. Click on the “back” button on your browser to return to this page.

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Florida Food Stamp Calculator

To go to the pre-screening calculator, click here. If you need instructions on how to apply for benefits, click here.

Apply for Food Stamps

Once you have determined that you qualify for food stamps, you can click here to apply. When you apply, you may be invited for an in-person interview at a Department of Children and Families (DCF) office near you. The video below explains what happens next after you apply for food stamps in Florida.

We hope you found this article helpful. If you have any questions or comments regarding this article or how to apply for food stamps in general, tell us in the comments section below.

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About Florida Food Stamps
If you are thinking about applying for Florida Foods Stamps but don't know where to start, you've come to the right place. Our website provides you the information you need to get approved for the Florida Food Assistance. Once approved, you will receive a Florida EBT Debit Card and be able to manage your card via My Florida Access - which allows you to check Florida EBT Card balance, transactions and get customer service help. If you are looking for the official Florida Food Stamps website, click here. Feel free to use the search box on the page to locate the information you are looking for. If you have specific questions about this site, email us. We hope you find our website useful.