Who is eligible for SNAP?
SNAP, commonly referred to as food stamps, helps low-income people buy nutritious groceries.
To receive SNAP benefits, your household must meet a certain income level. Your household includes all the people who live with you, shop together and prepare food together.
Resources such as cash or money in a bank account also affect eligibility.
Currently, households may have funds as high as $2,250 or $3,500 if at least one person is 60 years of age or older or disabled.
If you are between the ages of 18 and 49 and able to work but are currently unemployed and without dependents, you may only be eligible for SNAP benefits for three months in any three year period.