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Oct. 1, 2023 through Sept. 30, 2024 SNAP Eligibility in Guam

There are three eligibility tests for SNAP: the Gross Income, the Net Income, and the Asset tests. Depending on your state and whether your household has a member who is 60 or older or has a disability, your household may be exempt from the Gross Income, Net Income, and/or Asset tests.

Guam has expanded eligibility beyond the standard federal SNAP eligibility requirements, which is why other websites may display stricter financial eligibility requirements than what you see on this page.

While the Gross Income and Asset tests are straightforward, Net Income is more difficult to calculate. We recommend using our SNAP Eligibility Calculator to see you're income eligible for SNAP benefits.

This information was collected from USDA and state SNAP resources but is not official. This website is not affiliated with any government organization or SNAP/WIC program.

Gross Income Limits

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.
All Households
  • If the household has a member who is 60 or older or has a disability but is over the gross income limit below, the household can instead qualify by meeting the Net Income and Asset tests.
  • 1 person
    $2004 / month
  • 2 people
    $2712 / month
  • 3 people
    $3418 / month
  • 4 people
    $4125 / month
  • 5 people
    $4832 / month
  • 6 people
    $5539 / month
  • 7 people
    $6245 / month
  • Each additional person
    +$707 / month
The gross income limit is 165% of the federal poverty level.

Net Income Limits

Net income is a household's gross income minus deductions.

At the bottom of the page are some of the expenses that can be deducted to calculate net income. It's difficult to calculate net income without a SNAP calculator as the shelter-related expenses (utilities and rent) can only be deducted if they exceed half the household's income after other deductions have been applied. Additionally, there is a limit on the maximum shelter deduction for some households.

SNAP benefit amounts are based on a household's net income. While there are minimum and maximum SNAP benefit amounts, in general $100 more in net income = $30 less in benefits.
  • Households with a member who is 60 or older or has a disability only have to meet this test if they did not pass the Gross Income test above. All other households do not have to meet this test.

    SNAP benefit amounts are based on Net Income. Even if the household passes all the eligibility tests, Net Income may be too high to get a benefit.
  • 1 person
    $1215 / month
  • 2 people
    $1644 / month
  • 3 people
    $2072 / month
  • 4 people
    $2500 / month
  • 5 people
    $2929 / month
  • 6 people
    $3357 / month
  • 7 people
    $3785 / month
  • Each additional person
    +$429 / month
The net income limit is 100% of the federal poverty level.

Asset / Resource Limit

This means countable resources, like funds in bank accounts. A home is not counted as a resource.

There is no asset limit in Guam. If the household has a member who is 60 or older or has a disability and did not meet the Gross Income test above, there is an asset limit of $4250.

Note: The SNAP application may still ask about your household's assets, even if the asset limit does not apply.
Deduction

Child Support Payments Treatment

Court-ordered child support payments can be deducted when calculating net income.
Deduction

Standard Medical Deduction

Monthly out of pocket medical expenses for household members who are 60 or older or have a disability can be deducted when calculating net income. You can deduct the full amount of expenses (minus $35) with verification.
Deduction

Utility Allowances

Households can only receive one utility allowance. If a household qualifies for multiple allowances, choose the highest allowance.

Single Utilities: If a household pays for the utility, this allowance can be claimed.
Household Size: 1 person
  • powerElectricity
    $173
  • local_gas_stationGas
    $36
  • water_dropWater
    $38
  • plumbingSewage
    $28
  • deleteTrash
    $30
  • phonePhone
    $28
Household Size: 2 people
  • powerElectricity
    $194
  • local_gas_stationGas
    $36
  • water_dropWater
    $50
  • plumbingSewage
    $28
  • deleteTrash
    $30
  • phonePhone
    $28
Household Size: 3 people
  • powerElectricity
    $199
  • local_gas_stationGas
    $36
  • water_dropWater
    $50
  • plumbingSewage
    $28
  • deleteTrash
    $30
  • phonePhone
    $28
Household Size: 4 people
  • powerElectricity
    $238
  • local_gas_stationGas
    $72
  • water_dropWater
    $69
  • plumbingSewage
    $28
  • deleteTrash
    $30
  • phonePhone
    $28
Household Size: 5 people
  • powerElectricity
    $270
  • local_gas_stationGas
    $72
  • water_dropWater
    $85
  • plumbingSewage
    $28
  • deleteTrash
    $30
  • phonePhone
    $28
Household Size: 6 people
  • powerElectricity
    $309
  • local_gas_stationGas
    $72
  • water_dropWater
    $111
  • plumbingSewage
    $28
  • deleteTrash
    $30
  • phonePhone
    $28
Household Size: 7 people
  • powerElectricity
    $351
  • local_gas_stationGas
    $108
  • water_dropWater
    $136
  • plumbingSewage
    $28
  • deleteTrash
    $30
  • phonePhone
    $28
Household Size: 8 people
  • powerElectricity
    $368
  • local_gas_stationGas
    $108
  • water_dropWater
    $150
  • plumbingSewage
    $28
  • deleteTrash
    $30
  • phonePhone
    $28
Household Size: 9 people
  • powerElectricity
    $393
  • local_gas_stationGas
    $108
  • water_dropWater
    $171
  • plumbingSewage
    $28
  • deleteTrash
    $30
  • phonePhone
    $28
Household Size: 10 people
  • powerElectricity
    $393
  • local_gas_stationGas
    $108
  • water_dropWater
    $171
  • plumbingSewage
    $28
  • deleteTrash
    $30
  • phonePhone
    $28
Household Size: 11 person
  • powerElectricity
    $403
  • local_gas_stationGas
    $108
  • water_dropWater
    $178
  • plumbingSewage
    $28
  • deleteTrash
    $30
  • phonePhone
    $28
Household Size: 12+ people
  • powerElectricity
    $403
  • local_gas_stationGas
    $108
  • water_dropWater
    $178
  • plumbingSewage
    $28
  • deleteTrash
    $30
  • phonePhone
    $28
Deduction

Other Deductions

Households can receive deductions for the following expenses. Shelter deductions (utilities, rent, and homeowners insurance) only apply for the amount that total shelter expenses exceed a percentage of household income, and are limited to a maximum amount if the household does not contain a member who is 60 or older or has a disability.
  • badgeA 20% deduction from job or self-employment income (earned income)
  • child_friendlyDependent care costs (including daycare, babysitters, or other child care) needed for work or school
  • homeMonthly rent or mortgage amount
  • cabinMonthly homeowners insurance and taxes

Maximum Benefit Amounts

SNAP benefit amounts are based on a household's net income. Our SNAP Eligibility Calculator can give you a dollar estimate of what you could receive in SNAP benefits.
  • 1 person
    $430 / month
  • 2 people
    $788 / month
  • 3 people
    $1129 / month
  • 4 people
    $1434 / month
  • 5 people
    $1703 / month
  • 6 people
    $2044 / month
  • 7 people
    $2259 / month
  • Each additional person
    +$429 / month
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