Ohio sees changes to SNAP (Food Stamps) income limits

(WKBN) – The United States Department of Agriculture has adjusted income limit requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Effective October 1, 2022, the following will reflect Ohio’s new income limits to qualify for SNAP benefits.

Net Income Norms (100% of poverty)

Size AG Maximum income
1 $1,133
2 $1,526
3 $1,920
4 $2,313
5 $2,706
6 $3,100
seven $3,493
8 $3,886
Each additional +$394

Gross income standards (130% of poverty)

Size AG Maximum income
1 $1,473
2 $1,984
3 $2,495
4 $3,007
5 $3,518
6 $4,029
seven $4,541
8 $5,052
Each additional +$512

Separate GA income standards – aged and disabled GA only (165% of poverty)

Size AG Maximum income
1 $1,869
2 $2,518
3 $3,167
4 $3,816
5 $4,465
6 $5,114
seven $5,763
8 $6,412
Each additional +$649

There will also be a change in the maximum food assistance allocation for those receiving SNAP benefits.

Maximum food aid allocations

Size AG Maximum award
1 $281
2 $516
3 $740
4 $939
5 $1,116
6 $1,339
seven $1,480
8 $1,691
Each additional +$211
Minimum allocation $23

According to a representative from the Ohio Department of Employment and Family Services, the United States Department of Agriculture raises gross income limits every year. All states are required to implement the change.

Previously, a family of three would qualify for benefits with a minimum monthly income of $2,379. Now, effective October 1 (for federal tax year 2023), the three-person gross income limit will be $2,495.

Some changes have also been made to utility allowances.

  • Standard Service Allowance – $646
  • Limited Utility Allowance – $410
  • Single Standard Utility Allowance – $92
  • One-Time Phone Allowance – $43

You can read more about the changes here.

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