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I just pay $400.00 each month to my room mate. Got a letter saying I was denied food stamp because 0 rent

Q) I have been getting snap benefits. I didn’t get my 6 month paperwork in the mail so they didn’t re-up me. I had to go in a fill out the paperwork. I don’t pay a certain amount on each bill. I just pay $400.00 each month to my room mate. I put that on the paperwork. Well, I got a letter saying I was denied because 0 rent…0 utilities…0 everything. What can I do? I am in dire need. Please help.

A) You do need a document saying that you pay the $400.00 each month to your room mate for rent. You may need to ask your roommate to create a lease document showing that you do pay rent.

House hold Income for Food Stamp (SNAP) Benefits.

Households have to meet income tests unless all members are receiving TANF, SSI, or in some places general assistance. Most households must meet both the gross and net income tests, but a household with an elderly person or a person who is receiving certain types of disability payments only has to meet the net income test. Households, except those noted, that have income over the amounts listed below cannot get SNAP benefits.

(Oct. 1, 2016 through Sept. 30, 2017)

 

Household Size Gross monthly income

(130 percent of poverty)

Net monthly income

(100 percent of poverty)

1 $1,287 $ 990
2 1,736 1,335
3 2,184 1,680
4 2,633 2,025
5 3,081 2,370
6 3,530 2,715
7 3,980 3,061
8 4,430 3,408
Each additional member +451 +347

Gross income means a household’s total, non excluded income, before any deductions have been made. Net income means gross income minus allowable deductions.

* SNAP gross and net income limits are higher in Alaska and Hawaii.

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  1. To apply for food stamp benefits, or for information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), contact your local SNAP office. You can find local offices and each State’s application on the USDA national map. Local offices are also listed in the State or local government pages of the telephone book. The office should be listed under “Food Stamps,” “Social Services,” “Human Services,” “Public Assistance,” or a similar title. You can also call your State’s SNAP hotline numbers. Most are toll-free numbers.

    Each State has its own application form. If your State’s form is not on the web yet, you’ll need to contact your local SNAP office to request one. Please don’t call USDA or HHS headquarters as only your State accepts applications and determines eligibility.

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