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SNAP/Food Stamps Eligibility and Benefits for Families with No Children and Individuals

 

Note

If you are disabled or older than 60, you do not have a gross income limit for SNAP/Food Stamps. DTA subtracts all of your deductions (shelter costs, medical costs, etc.) from your income to get the net income amount they use to calculate your SNAP/Food Stamps.  If you are disabled or you are a senior, you might be able to get SNAP/Food Stamps even if your gross income is higher than the amount in the chart below. See the SNAP Advocacy Guide: Income Tests for more information.

SNAP/Food Stamps if you are not elderly or disabled

Gross Income Limit
If not Elderly or Disabled
Max F.S. Benefit
for Everyone

1 person:
$1,245

$189

2 people:
$1,681

$347

3 people:
$2,116

$497

4 people:
$2,552

$632

5 people:
$2,987

$750

SNAP/Food Stamps if you are age 60+, disabled, or pregnant

Gross Income Limit
If not Elderly or Disabled
Max F.S. Benefit
for Everyone

1 person:
$1,915

$189

2 people:
$2,585

$347

3 people:
$3,255

$497

4 people:
$3,925

$632

5 people:
$4,595

$750

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Last updated November 2013


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