Income Limit for GA Food Stamps
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In this article, we will cover the Income Limit for GA Food Stamps.
In order to be apply and be approved for SNAP food stamps in the state of Georgia, you have to meet strict eligibility guidelines that are set by the United States Department of Agriculture.
These guidelines are what the Georgia Department of Human Service’s Division of Family and Children Services relies on to determine if you qualify for food assistance or not.
That’s why it is important to understand how the income limit works and to properly determine where your income falls – so you can decide if you are eligible for GA Food stamps or not.
GA Food Stamps Income Limit
There are two income categories that one must meet to qualify for SNAP Benefits.
The first is the gross income test, followed by the net income test. According to USDA guidelines, most households must meet both the gross and net income tests, but a household with an elderly person or a person who is receiving certain types of disability payments only has to meet the net income test.
Gross income means a household’s total, non-excluded income, before any deductions have been made.
Net income means gross income minus allowable deductions.
Here is the Gross and Net Income Chart
As you can see, the income guidelines for GA Food stamps is based on the number of people in your household.
If you are applying by yourself and have no dependents, then you have to have a gross monthly income of $1,354 or less to qualify for GA food stamps.
If you do not fall under the net monthly income exemption explained above, then you have to also have $1,041 or less in net monthly income to qualify.
Similarly, let’s say you have a household of 4 people, then your gross monthly income cannot be more than $2,790 to qualify and you cannot have more than $2,146 in net monthly income to qualify.
For detailed information on how to determine if you meet the Georgia SNAP Income Limits, check out our post here. We will walk you through all the steps to calculate your monthly net income.
If you meet the income guidelines above, then you can apply for GA Food stamps. For help on how to apply for Georgia Food Stamps, click here.
You can also apply in person at the nearest Division of Family and Children Services office. Click here to locate the nearest DFCS office.