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Do I qualify for Food Stamps?

You probably qualify for Food Stamps if you:
  • Are a U.S. citizen, Legal Permanent Resident who has resided in the U.S. for at least 5 years, legal immigrant under 18 years old regardless of when they entered the U.S., or other qualified immigrant
  • Have a qualifying income (see the table below)
  • Note: For most households, there is no resource limit.

For example, if your family size is four and your household income is $2,421 or less per month, you’ll likely qualify for Food Stamps.

Please note: If someone in your house is 60 or older or disabled, you may be able to get food stamps/SNAP even if your income is over the limits. Contact an EarnBenefits Counselor to see if you might qualify.

Food Stamps
family sizemonthly incomeannual income
1 $1,211 $14,521
2 $1,640 $19,669
3 $2,069 $24,817
4 $2,498 $29,965
5 $2,927 $34,113
6 $3,356 $40,261
7 $3,785 $45,409
8 $4,214 $50,557
for each additional person, add $414 $4,966

Look Out
If your application for Food Stamps is denied, you can make an appointment at the Food Stamps office to discuss your case or request a Fair Hearing by calling your county Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) Office. In Fulton County, call (404) 206-5300. In Dekalb County, call (404) 370-5251. You must call within 10 days of getting your notice.

For legal assistance, call Atlanta Legal Aid Society at (404) 377-0705.

Updated 10/01/2011