You must meet the SNAP income tests to get SNAP benefits. There is no asset test for most Massachusetts households. See Is there a gross income test for SNAP?
There are three basic steps in the SNAP math:
- Your countable gross income must be under the financial limit for your household size.
- Your countable net income is determined after allowing certain deductions for shelter, dependent care and some other expenses.
- Your monthly SNAP benefit is calculated by subtracting 30% of your countable net income from the maximum SNAP benefit for your household size.
The financial eligibility rules are confusing. This walks you through the financial rules step-by-step