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.
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.
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.
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.
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.