If I get SNAP, how much will I get each month?

The total amount of SNAP benefits your household gets each month is called an allotment.

Because SNAP households are expected to spend about 30% of their own resources on food, your allotment is calculated by multiplying your household's net monthly income by 0.3, and subtracting the result from the maximum monthly allotment for your household size.

Table 4: SNAP Maximum Monthly Allotment Based on Household Size

People in HouseholdMaximum Monthly Allotment
1$250
2$459
3$658
4$835
5$992
6$1,190
7$1,316
8$1,504
Each additional person+$188

Note: The allotments described here are for households in the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia. The allotments are different in Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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1. Are there other food and nutrition programs I might qualify for?
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3. If I get SNAP, how much will I get each month?
4. How do I apply for SNAP?
5. What foods are eligible for purchase through the SNAP?
6. How are SNAP benefits received?
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