Now is the time to apply for SNAP in Nebraska

Nebraska’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has changed for the better! Now more people qualify for support buying groceries, even as they take raises at work.

On May 26, 2021, Nebraska passed a law that increased the income limit for SNAP from 130% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) to 165% (see chart below). The net income limit remains 100% FPL for all households (Net Income = gross income minus deductions like dependent care, earned income, etc). View our factsheet with additional information.

The income limits above represent 2021 FPL which are active for SNAP on October 1, 2021. Limits are around $15 per person lower than those noted above until then.

This is a great opportunity for you to check if you’re eligible and apply or reapply for SNAP! If you are currently receiving SNAP benefits, now is the time to double-check your eligibility limits – you may be able to keep your benefits and stop passing up raises!

Contact the Food Bank of Lincoln’s SNAP Outreach Hotline at 855-444-5556 to find out if you qualify for SNAP under the newly increased income guidelines! 

Call the Hotline

Reach out to me at (402) 438-8853 ext. 142 or mhamman@neappleseed.org with questions. See this memo and Q and A sheet for more information.

P.S. If you’re with an organization interested in spreading the word, you can use this SNAP outreach toolkit to support your efforts!

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