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Based off of my last 2 paychecks, I exceed the gross income by about $70, Do I still qualify?

Q) Based off of my last 2 paychecks, I exceed the gross income by about $70, however i do not meet the net income. I am about $100 short from that. Do I still qualify?

A) In order to qualify households may have $2,250 in countable resources, such as a bank account, or $3,250 in countable resources if at least one person is age 60 or older, or is disabled.  However, certain resources are NOT counted, such as a home and lot, the resources of people who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), the resources of people who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and most retirement (pension) plans. The procedures for handling vehicles are determined at the state level. States have the option of substituting the vehicle rules used in their TANF assistance programs for SNAP vehicle rules when it results in a lower attribution of household assets. A number of States exclude the entire value of the household’s primary vehicle as an asset. In States that count the value of vehicles, the fair market value of each licensed vehicle that is not excluded is evaluated. Currently 32 State agencies exclude the value of all vehicles entirely. 21 State agencies totally exclude the value of at least one vehicle per household. The 2 remaining states exempt an amount higher than the SNAP’s standard auto exemption (currently set at $4,650) from the fair market value to determine the countable resource value of a vehicle. For more information concerning State specific vehicle policy, check with the State agency that administers the SNAP program. https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/eligibility

Can SNAP benefits be used to purchase cooking wines and extracts

Q) Can SNAP benefits be used to purchase cooking wines and extracts A) Yes, cooking wines and extracts are eligible for purchase with SNAP benefits. These items are considered un-consumable as alcoholic beverages. Because they contain very large amounts of added salt, the product is undrinkable as a standalone beverage. As such, cooking wines and… Continue Reading

Can I qualify for SNAP if I am a student?

Q) Can I qualify for SNAP if I am a student? A) Most able-bodied students ages 18 through 49 who are enrolled in college or other institutions of higher education at least half time are not eligible for SNAP benefits unless they meet certain criteria such as participating in work-study, working at least twenty hours… Continue Reading

How do I apply for SNAP (Food Stamp) ?

Q) How do I apply for SNAP (Food Stamp)? A) First you must submit an application online or at your local social service office. Then you will be contacted for an interview. At the interview, the office will let you know if they need more information to see if you are eligible for SNAP. You… Continue Reading

Based off of my last 2 paychecks, I exceed the gross income by about $70, Do I still qualify?

Q) Based off of my last 2 paychecks, I exceed the gross income by about $70, however i do not meet the net income. I am about $100 short from that. Do I still qualify? A) To see if you still qualify for food stamp please visit https://www.snap-step1.usda.gov/fns/. This Pre-Screening Tool can be used to determine if… Continue Reading

Can I check the balance of my EBT SNAP account online?

Q) Can I check the balance of my EBT SNAP account online? A) You can check the balance of your EBT Snap account online in most states. The following States have online access to individual EBT account information, such as balance and transaction history information. States Internet Address ALABAMA www.ebtedge.com ALASKA www.akquest.alaska.gov ARIZONA www.ebtaccount.jpmorgan.com CALIFORNIA www.ebt.ca.gov… Continue Reading

Can SNAP benefits be used to purchase cooking wines and extracts

Q) Can SNAP benefits be used to purchase cooking wines and extracts A) Yes, cooking wines and extracts are eligible for purchase with SNAP benefits. These items are considered un-consumable as alcoholic beverages. Because they contain very large amounts of added salt, the product is undrinkable as a standalone beverage. As such, cooking wines and… Continue Reading

Can I qualify for SNAP if I am a student?

Q) Can I qualify for SNAP if I am a student? A) Most able-bodied students ages 18 through 49 who are enrolled in college or other institutions of higher education at least half time are not eligible for SNAP benefits unless they meet certain criteria such as participating in work-study, working at least twenty hours… Continue Reading

How do I apply for SNAP (Food Stamp) ?

Q) How do I apply for SNAP (Food Stamp)? A) First you must submit an application online or at your local social service office. Then you will be contacted for an interview. At the interview, the office will let you know if they need more information to see if you are eligible for SNAP. You… Continue Reading

Can I apply for SNAP (Food Stamp) online?

Can I apply for SNAP (Food Stamp) online? A) Yes in most states. Most States have online applications. If you cannot apply online, you can download and print a paper application. You can find your State’s application on our website. You can bring or mail the application to your local office. If you do not… Continue Reading

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