October 1st Marks SNAP Benefit Maximum Increase – Discover Your Potential Monthly Boost

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Every federal fiscal year, at the start of the program, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service modifies the maximum allotments, deductions, including income eligibility requirements for SNAP.

COLA adjustments, reflecting the money needed for a basic standard of living, have been implemented for the fiscal year 2024.

The FNS raised the maximum allotments and shelter caps for most US states and territories, with these adjustments taking effect on October 1, 2023.

The maximum allotments for SNAP recipients increased in the 48 contiguous states, DC, Alaska, Guam, also the US Virgin Islands. 

However, in Hawaii, the amount decreased to $1,759 from $1,794 for a family of four. 

Consequently, families of four in the contiguous states will see a monthly benefit increase of $34 due to the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA).

Maximum SNAP Allotments

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Every federal fiscal year, at the start of the program, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service modifies the maximum allotments, deductions, including income eligibility requirements for SNAP.

These are the 48 contiguous states’ and Washington, D.C.’s maximum SNAP allotments. (October 2023 through September 2024), per the USDA website:

  • Size of household 1: $291.
  • Size of household 2: $535.
  • Size of household 3: $766.
  • Size of household 4: $973.
  • Family size five: $1,155.
  • Six-person household: $1,386.
  • Size of household 7: $1,532.
  • Size of household 8: $1,751.
  • Every extra person: $219.

Households in Hawaii,Guam, Alaska, as well as the US Virgin Islands usually receive larger benefits. In Alaska, the maximum benefits might exceed $1,937 for a family of four.

Monthly income eligibility standards were updated for the 48 contiguous U.S. states, D.C., Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

The maximum gross monthly income cap, set at 130% of the federal poverty level, applies to the 48 contiguous US states and DC

  • Size of household 1: $1,580.
  • Size of household 2: $2,137.
  • Size of household 3: $2,694.
  • $4,250 is the household size 4.
  • Size of household 5: $3.807.
  • Six-person household: $4,364.
  • Size of household 7: $4,921.
  • $5,478 for a size 8 household.
  • Every extra person: $557.
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