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How to Apply for SNAP

If you are a New Hampshire resident, here is how you can get benefits:

Go to to www.nheasy.nh.gov and sign up for benefits on your own

OR

Contact Katy Hiza, our Food Stamp Outreach Coordinator, at SNAP@nhfoodbank.org or (603) 669-9725 x124 for application assistance

OR

If you qualify, you can go to your closest District office to apply, pick up an application and submit the completed application.

If you are interested in signing up for the Food Stamp program, refer to these income guidelines to see if you might be eligible. 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, 2012 through Sept. 30, 2013)

People in Household

Gross Monthly Income

Net Monthly Income

Maximum Monthly Benefit

1

$1,211

$931

$200

2

$1,640

$1,261

$367

3

$2,069

$1,591

$526

4

$2,498

$1,921

$668

5

$2,927

$2,251

$793

6

$3,356

$2,581

$952

7

$3,785

$2,911

$1,052

8

$4,214

$3,241

$1,202

Each additional

+ $429

+ $330

add $150

What is the difference between Gross and Net income? Gross income is your total income before taxes or any other subtractions. However, certain subtractions to your gross income, called "deductions," are allowed. These can be for things like housing costs, child support payments, child or dependent care payments, and monthly medical expenses over $35 for elderly or disabled individuals. The amount leftover after these deductions is called Net Income.


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