Georgia food stamps income limit 2017

This article is about the Georgia food stamps income limit for 2016 and 2017. If you are applying for food stamps (SNAP Benefits) in the state of Georgia, one of the most important criteria you must meet to be approved for the EBT card is the income limit, which includes both gross income and net income. While there are other criteria for qualification that you must meet, the income limit is the most important.

In this article, you will learn:
How to Calculate Your Household Gross Income
How to Calculate Your Household Net Income
How much Food Stamps you will get if you qualify

Georgia food stamp income limit 2016 and 2017

"Georgia food stamps income limit"
The income limit is based on your total household income and takes the gross monthly income of the number of people in your household and the net monthly income after certain expenses are deducted.

Deductions Allowed to Get to Net Income

Here are the expenses that can be deducted from your household gross income to get to the net income:

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How to Calculate Your Gross Income

Follow the table below to calculate the total gross income for your household:

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How to Calculate Your Net Income

Follow the table below to calculate your net income and see if your household qualifies for food stamps:

"Georgia food stamps net income limit"

How Much Food Stamps will I get?

Once you determine you qualify for food stamps, you probably want to know how much in benefits your household will get on a monthly basis. See the chart below for details. You will find that the maximum benefits you can get is based on the number of people in your household.

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Exemptions to Georgia food stamps income limit:

If all member of your household are receiving Title IV (TANF), SSI, or in some places general assistance, you do not have to meet the food stamps income test.

In addition, while most households must meet both the gross and net income tests, if you live in a household where there is an elderly person or a person who is receiving certain types of disability payments, then that household will only have to meet the net income test to qualify for Georgia food stamps (SNAP Benefits).

Click here to see the other criteria you must meet to be approved for food stamps, . Click here to apply for food stamps in Georgia. To learn about how the entire application process works and how long it takes, visit this page. Learn about Drug Testing Policy for Food Stamps.

We hope this article was helpful. If you have more questions about income limit qualifications, you can share them in the comments section below.

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4 comments on “Georgia food stamps income limit 2017
  1. Sherry Brock says:

    I applied two weeks ago.i haven’t heard nothing back.for an interview

    • Georgia SNAP Helper says:

      Hi Sherry,

      Have you checked your application status online at the Georgia Gateway platform? We also suggest contacting your local DCFS office for an update on your application. You can locate your closest county office here. Hope this helps!

  2. J says:

    I have applied and reapplied so many times. The first time I applied I was approved, My FS benefits lasted for me and my children for about 4 months and then was cut. I provided Birth-certificates for my children but it was marked down as not valid proof of father, bizarre. I then reapplied and was told my application was never received so I did online and paper copy again to be sure and again they had nothing. this was about 4-5 months of me applying and going into the office for help(which I was treated rudely 70% of the time I went in). So I applied again and was approved for the last 6 months but this last time I got my letter for renewal in the mail and tried to fill it out on the Gateway system and it wouldn’t give me the option to renew. so I went to the office for help. In the office they said it was a mistake and my case had been closed, they worked with me that day and said it was all fixed and I should receive benefits within 24 hours and my worker will call me as well. Four weeks later no call, no benefits. I have been calling my worker listed on my paper work 2x a week for 5 weeks and I have been in the office once every week in the last 5 weeks since to get help. I have left voice messages for my worker and my workers supervisor and their supervisor and still have gotten no call back. I’m just trying to feed my kids. Today I called and they said they don’t know what to tell me, loos like I didn’t get October benefits. Who can I call higher up? Who cares if everyone is doing their job correctly? I wouldn’t be on assistance if I didn’t need help and if I didn’t qualify for the help?

    • Georgia SNAP Helper says:

      Hi Janice,

      I’m so sorry to hear this. I wish we could be more help for you. Have you tried contacting the general DFCS phone number at 404-657-3433 or emailing them at I have also included the DFCS Constituent Services address and phone number below. It may be worth contacting them as they handle complaints and issues such as yours. Please let me know if this helps!

      DFCS Constituent Services: 404-657-3433
      Address: DFCS Constituent Services
      2 Peachtree Street, NW
      18th Floor
      Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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