PM 13-01-01: SNAP Monthly Income Standards

WAG 13-01-01

There are 2 types of SNAP Monthly Income Standards: Gross Monthly Income and Net Monthly Income. SNAP households must meet the Gross Monthly Income Standard with the following exceptions: 

  • A qualifying member household that exceeds the Gross Monthly Income Standard to be categorically eligible (WAG 13-01-01-a) may still qualify for benefits if they meet the Net Monthly Income Standard (WAG 13-01-01-b)
  • SNAP households with a member disqualified for an Intentional Program Violation or sanctioned for failure to comply with a work provision must meet both the Gross and Net Monthly Income Standards.  SNAP households that include a blind, elderly, or disabled person who meets the Qualifying Member criteria (see PM 05-06-01) only need to meet the Net Monthly Income Standard for the household size.
  • When every person in the SNAP household is authorized to receive TANF, GA, or SSI, including SSI cases in recoupment or suspension status the household is categorically eligible and are not required to meet the Gross or Net Monthly Income Standard. 

new manual textNote: A SNAP household's gross monthly income must be verified before an application for SNAP can be denied for income being over the income standard for the household size (WAG 13-01-01). A SNAP application cannot be denied based solely on the applicant's statement of the household's income.