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Florida SNAP Payment June 2024: Who is eligible to receive food stamps?

This article explores the details of the SNAP payment schedule for June 2024 and outline who is eligible to receive food stamps this week.

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the largest federal nutrition assistance program in the United States, serving millions of Americans annually.

In June 2024, Florida continues to provide crucial aid to countless Floridians through SNAP, helping low-income households purchase nutritious food. This article will explore the details of the SNAP payment schedule for June 2024 and outline who is eligible to receive food stamps this week.

SNAP Payment schedule for June 2024

In Florida, SNAP benefits are distributed based on the case number of the claimant. The payment dates for June 2024 are as follows:

  • Case numbers ending in 28-31: Payment on June 9
  • Case numbers ending in 32-34: Payment on June 10
  • Case numbers ending in 35-38: Payment on June 11
  • Case numbers ending in 39-41: Payment on June 12
  • Case numbers ending in 42-45: Payment on June 13
  • Case numbers ending in 46-48: Payment on June 14
  • Case numbers ending in 49-53: Payment on June 15
  • Case numbers ending in 54-57: Payment on June 16

These dates ensure that eligible households receive their benefits in a timely manner, allowing them to purchase essential food items throughout the month.

Eligibility for SNAP benefits

Eligibility for SNAP benefits in Florida is determined based on income and resource limits. Generally, households must have gross incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty line to qualify. Additionally, certain non-financial requirements must be met, such as work requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs).

The gross income limits for SNAP eligibility in Florida for the period from October 1, 2023, through September 30, 2024, are as follows:

  • 1 person: $2,430 per month
  • 2 people: $3,288 per month
  • 3 people: $4,144 per month
  • 4 people: $5,000 per month
  • 5 people: $5,858 per month
  • 6 people: $6,714 per month
  • 7 people: $7,570 per month
  • Each additional person: +$858 per month

Although there is no asset limit in the state of Florida, households with a member who is 60 or older or has a disability may qualify by meeting the net income and asset tests if they exceed the gross income limit. The net income limit is 100% of the federal poverty level, and the asset limit is $4,250 for households with a member who is 60 or older or has a disability.

Deductions

  • Child Support Payment Treatment: Court ordered child support payments could be deducted from net income.
  • Standard Medical Deduction: Monthly out of pocket medical expenses for household members who are 60 or older or have a disability can be deducted when calculating net income.
  • Utility Allowances: Households can only receive one utility allowance. If a household qualifies for multiple allowances they get to choose the highest allowance to be paid.

Application process

The application process for SNAP benefits can be completed online, by mail, or in person at a local SNAP office. Applicants must provide documentation to verify their eligibility, including proof of income, residency, and other relevant information.

Once eligibility is established, benefits are provided via an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, which functions similarly to a debit card and can be used to purchase eligible food items at authorized retail stores, including grocery stores, supermarkets, and some farmers’ markets.

Conclusion

The SNAP program plays a critical role in reducing food insecurity and supporting low-income households in Florida. By understanding the payment schedule and eligibility requirements, eligible households can ensure they receive the benefits they need to purchase nutritious food.

The continued support from SNAP helps boost the spending power of recipients, providing economic support during downturns and promoting overall well-being.

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