Most families and individuals who meet the program’s income guidelines are eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP — formerly the Food Stamp Program). The size of a family’s SNAP benefit is based on its income and certain expenses. This paper provides a short summary of SNAP eligibility and benefit calculation rules.
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- Policy Basics: An Introduction to SNAP
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the nation’s most important anti-hunger program.
- SNAP reaches millions of people who need food assistance.
- SNAP is an efficient part of the nationwide safety net.
This chart book highlights some key characteristics of the more than 47 million people using the program as well as trends and data on program administration and use.
Revised September 29, 2014
September 19, 2014
August 20, 2014
Testimony of Stacy Dean, Vice President for Food Assistance Policy Before the House Committee on Agriculture's Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition
July 24, 2014
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