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A Quick Guide to SNAP Eligibility and Benefits


Most families and individuals who meet the program’s income guidelines are eligible for the
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly the Food Stamp Program). The size
of a family’s SNAP benefit is based on its income and certain expenses. This paper provides a short
summary of SNAP eligibility and benefit calculation rules that are in effect for federal fiscal year
2024, which began in October 2023.


Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. (2023). A Quick Guide to SNAP Eligibility and Benefits.