SNAP Income Limits by State

The gross income limit is how much a household can make per month while still being eligible for SNAP. Gross income includes total monthly household income before taxes, including job, self-employment, and other income like social security, disability, child support, worker's comp, unemployment, and pension income. There also can be a "net income" limit for SNAP, however generally the gross income limit is the first eligibility test.

The income limits are in terms of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), or what percentage of the FPL a household can earn. The Federal government sets the regular SNAP rules, which include a gross income limit of 130% of the FPL. However, most states implement a policy called Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility, which sets an alternate pathway to SNAP eligibility that often includes increased FPLs of up to 200%.

The information on this page does not include FPLs for households with a member over 60 or with a disability. For those households, the income limit will always be the same or higher, however they can also be eligible for SNAP under the Federal SNAP rules which have no gross income limit, but do have a net income limit.

To see these numbers in terms of dollars, find your state on this page: State SNAP Information.

Note: The 200% for New York is if the household has dependent care expenses. Otherwise, the income limit is 150% or 130%.