Food stamps: Ohio to adjust income limits starting October 2022

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The Ohio Food Assistance Program, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as it is known nationally, helps eligible low-income Ohios cope with food insecurity by providing a monthly funding and nutrition information to individuals and households in need.

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As WKBN’s Jennifer Rodriguez reports, USDA’s cost-of-living adjustments for SNAP benefits will take effect October 1, 2022, giving a much-needed increase in food assistance to even more Ohio families.

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The program’s maximum monthly food allowances will increase from $250, $459 and $835 for a single person, couple and four-person household to $281, $516 and $939, respectively. The minimum monthly allowance is increased from $20 to $23, according to the Ohio Department of Employment and Family Services.

Gross and net monthly income limits for households also increase on October 1. For example, a one-person household will now have a monthly gross income limit of $1,473 (down from $1,396) and a monthly net income limit of $1,133 (from $1,074). For a family of four, the maximum gross monthly income is $3,007 (from $2,871 in 2021) and the net monthly income is now $2,313 (from $2,209).

As GOBankingRates previously reported, in 2022 Ohio has approximately 1.38 million beneficiaries receiving SNAP benefits, or 12% of the state’s population. The average benefit – per household member, per month – is $132.

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According to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family, maximum net and gross monthly income limits – as well as separate adjusted income limits (for elderly and disabled individuals and households) and maximum monthly allowances (AG, or assistance group, size indicates the number of eligible household members) — follow.

Net Income Norms (100% of poverty):

Size AGMaximum income
1$1,133
2$1,526
3$1,920
4$2,313
5$2,706
6$3,100
seven$3,493
8$3,886
Each additional+$394

Gross Income Norms (130% of poverty):

Size AGMaximum income
1$1,473
2$1,984
3$2,495
4$3,007
5$3,518
6$4,029
seven$4,541
8$5,052
Each additional+$512

Separate GA income standards – aged and disabled GA only (165% of poverty):

Size AGMaximum income
1$1,869
2$2,518
3$3,167
4$3,816
5$4,465
6$5,114
seven$5,763
8$6,412
Each additional+$649

Maximum food aid allocations:

Size AGMaximum award
1$281
2$516
3$740
4$939
5$1,116
6$1,339
seven$1,480
8$1,691
Each additional+$211
Minimum award$23

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