HOW CAN SNAP HELP ME AND MY FAMILY?
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal food assistance program that provides individuals and families with low incomes with food benefits they can use to purchase groceries. US citizens and certain non-citizens may receive SNAP.
WHO QUALIFIES FOR SNAP?
SNAP eligibility requirements can be complex and are subject to change. We recommend you reach out to the experts at the Food Bank’s SNAP Outreach Hotline at (855) 444-5556 to check your eligibility.
The tables below show up-to-date eligibility levels that can help give you an idea of whether you might qualify for SNAP. Please note, however, that each person’s situation is different so contacting the hotline can give you a much better idea of if and how you can access this program.
To be eligible for SNAP, households must pass two income tests:
- A household’s gross monthly income (total) must be at or below 165% of the federal poverty level (FPL), AND
- A household’s net monthly income (or income after certain deductions are applied) must be at or below 100% of the federal poverty level. Deductions are permitted for things like rent, utilities, medical expenses and child care.
NEBRASKA SNAP ANNUAL AND MONTHLY INCOME ELIGIBILITY LIMITS
|Household Size||165% FPL Gross Income Limit 2022||165% FPL Monthly Gross Income Limit 2022||100% FPL Net Income Limit 2022||100% FPL Monthly Net Income Limit 2022|
ARE YOU AN IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY MEMBER NEEDING FOOD ASSISTANCE?
SNAP is available to many immigrant families. Applying will not affect your immigration status, applications for visas, or citizenship. Some other public benefits may impact your applications. For more information, visit KeepYourBenefits.org.
HOW TO APPLY FOR SNAP
ACCESSNebraska is the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services portal for all things SNAP.
If you think you might be eligible for SNAP, contact the Food Bank’s SNAP Outreach Hotline at (855) 444-5556 for more information and to apply. A member of their SNAP outreach team can help families and individuals apply over the phone in as little as 15 minutes.
You can also apply through the ACCESSNebraska’s SNAP online portal.
FIND EMERGENCY FOOD
Emergency food pantries provide food to community members for free. Find emergency food assistance based on your location through Nebraska’s food banks below.
SUPPORTING ACCESSIBLE SNAP POLICIES IN Nebraska
If you are personally impacted by any of these issues or want to get involved, please contact Megan.
SNAP BASICS & FAQ
Learn about how SNAP works, when benefits are distributed, and more
SNAP OUTREACH TOOLKIT
Materials to share in your community to encourage participation in SNAP
‘IT’S A SNAP’ BOOKLET
Go in depth on SNAP and Nebraska SNAP resources
SNAP OVERPAYMENTS & COLLECTIONS FAQ
Check out this resource if you’ve been impacted by SNAP overpayments
SNAP AND PUBLIC CHARGE
The harmful public charge rule of the Trump era has been removed