C-120, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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C—121 Maximum Income Limits

Revision 21-4; Effective October 1, 2021

SNAP

SNAP Maximum Income Limits Effective Oct. 1, 2021

Household Size Gross (130%) Net (100%) 165%*
1 $1,396 $1,074 $1,771
2 $1,888 $1,452 $2,396
3 $2,379 $1,830 $3,020
4 $2,871 $2,209 $3,644
5 $3,363 $2,587 $4,268
6 $3,855 $2,965 $4,893
7 $4,347 $3,344 $5,517
8 $4,839 $3,722 $6,141
9 $5,331 $4,101 $6,766
10 $5,823 $4,480 $7,391
Each additional person $492 $379 $625

* The figures in the 165 percent column are used to determine if a person who is elderly or a person with a disability living with others may claim separate household status even though the person purchases or prepares food with the others. The figures in this column are also the income limits for categorically eligible households.

 

C—121.1 Deduction Amounts

Revision 21-4; Effective October 1, 2021

SNAP

  • Standard
If the eligible household size is ... then the standard deduction is ...
Three or less $177
Four $184
Five $215
Six or more $246
  • Standard medical expense — $170 (minus $35)
  • Actual medical expense (minus $35)
  • Homeless shelter standard — $159.73
  • Maximum excess shelter — $597
  • Standard utility allowance — $367
  • Basic utility allowance — $345
  • Phone standard — $38

Note: A disqualified member in the household size is not used when applying the standard deduction.

Related Policy

Deductions, A-1400

 

C—122 How to Determine Monthly SNAP Allotments

Revision 21-4; Effective October 1, 2021

SNAP

To determine the monthly allotment for a household, use the whole monthly allotments by household size chart. The monthly allotment for a household with more than 10 people is determined by first determining the maximum:

  • monthly allotment by adding $188 for each additional person to the maximum SNAP allotment for a household of 10 people ($1,880);
  • gross income by adding $492 for each additional person to the maximum gross income for a household of 10 people ($5,823); and
  • net income by adding $379 for each additional person to the maximum net income for a household of 10 ($4,480).

The monthly allotment is determined by:

  • multiplying the household's net monthly income by .30;
  • rounding the cents to the next higher whole dollar amount; and
  • subtracting the rounded sum from the maximum monthly allotment for the household size.

Example: A 12-person household with a net monthly income of $964 has a monthly allotment of $1,966 ($964 × .30 = $289.20 or $290; $1,880 + $188 + $188 = $2,256; $2,256 - $290 = $1,966).

Related Policy

How to Prorate Benefits, C-123
Whole Monthly Allotments by Household Size, C-1431
Prorated SNAP Allotments by Application Date, C-1432

 

C—123 How to Prorate Benefits

Revision 19-4; Effective October 1, 2019

SNAP

A prorated allotment for the month of application is determined by using the chart in C-1432, Prorated SNAP Allotments by Application Date, or by:

  • subtracting the date of the application from 31;
  • multiplying the sum by the amount of the whole monthly allotment; and
  • dividing that amount by 30. If the date of the application is the 30th or 31st, the whole allotment is divided by 30. All cents are disregarded.

Example: A household with a whole monthly allotment of $395 applies on June 17. The household's prorated allotment for June is $184. (31 - 17 = 14; $395 × 14 = $5,530; $5,530 ÷ 30 = $184.33 or $184)

Note: Some categorically eligible households can receive ongoing monthly allotments of less than $10. Do not issue allotments prorated to less than $10. A one- or two-person household that qualified for a minimum monthly allotment of $16 can receive a prorated allotment of less than $16 but not a prorated allotment of less than $10.

Benefits are not prorated if the household includes a member who meets both of the following criteria:

  • is a seasonal or migrant farm worker (in or out of the workstream); and
  • was certified for SNAP in Texas or another state the month before the household applied.

Related Policy

Whole Monthly Allotments by Household Size, C-1431