Q) Wondering if i qualify for food stamps. My wife and i are 68 and get social security and a little over $900 in a pension.
A) Eligibility for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), also known as food stamps, is based on a variety of factors, including income, assets, and household size. In general, SNAP is available to low-income individuals and families who meet certain income and resource limits.
To determine if you and your wife are eligible for SNAP, the SNAP office will consider your combined income and any resources you have, such as savings or investments. The SNAP income limits vary by state and household size, so it is important to check with the SNAP office in your state to determine if you are eligible.
As a general rule, your household may be eligible for SNAP if your combined income is at or below 130% of the federal poverty level. For a household of two, the 2021 federal poverty level is $16,910 per year. This means that a household of two with an annual income of $22,127 or less may be eligible for SNAP.
In addition to income, the SNAP office will also consider any resources you have, such as savings, investments, or property. In general, households with resources worth $2,250 or less may be eligible for SNAP, although this limit is higher for households with elderly or disabled members.
I hope this information is helpful. If you have any further questions or would like to apply for SNAP, you can contact the SNAP office in your state or a social services agency in your area for more information on the specific requirements and how to apply.