There are three eligibility tests for SNAP: the Gross Income test, the Net Income test, and the Asset test. Depending on your state and whether your household has an elderly (over 60) or disabled member, your household may be exempt from the Gross Income and/or Asset tests.
While the Gross Income and Asset Test are straightforward, Net Income is more difficult to calculate. We recommend using our SNAP Eligiblity Calculator to see you're eligible for SNAP benefits.
For households WITHOUT elderly or disabled members
For households WITH elderly or disabled members
The following gross income limits only apply if the household has assets over $3750. If the household has under $3750 in assets, there is no gross income limit.
There is no asset limit in Massachusetts.
Court ordered child support payments can only be deducted for calculating net income.
You can use the standard medical deduction amount of $155 or actual medical expenses minus $35, whichever is higher.