SNAP

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

What is SNAP?

SNAP provides nutritional support to low-income people. If eligible, SNAP benefits can help families afford a nutritionally adequate diet. SNAP benefits are not cash. SNAP benefits are provided on an electronic card that is used like an ATM or bank card to buy food at most grocery stores.

Am I Eligible?

To receive SNAP benefits in Connecticut, household income and other resources have to be under certain limits and are reviewed. For some households, there is also an asset limit.

Effective October 1, 2019, the gross monthly income limits and net monthly income limits are as listed below.

 

Monthly Income Limits

Household SizeGross Income Limit**Net Income Limit***
1$1,926$1,041
2$2,607$1,410
3$3,283$1,778
4$3,970$2,146
*Households must meet both the gross and net income limits to be eligible for SNAP benefits.
**Applies to most households, except those in which at least one person is 60 years of age or older, or receives disability income.
***Applies to ALL households

SNAP Benefit Amounts

As of October 1, 2019, the maximum SNAP benefit amounts are listed in the table below. The maximum benefit amounts are effective indefinitely.

For a household of:the maximum SNAP benefit is:
1$194 monthly
2$355 monthly
3$509 monthly
4$646 monthly

If you are in need of assistance with determining potential eligibility or application assistance call 203-744-4700 ext. 100 to schedule an appointment today

For additional eligibility and benefit information, visit the State of Connecticut’s website: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP

Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal Civil Rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Civil Rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior credible activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

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