SNAP

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 Size165% FPL Gross Income Limit 2022165% FPL Monthly Gross Income Limit 2022100% FPL Net Income Limit 2022100% FPL Monthly Net Income Limit 2022
1$22,423$1,869$13,590$1,133
2$30,211$2,518$18,310$1,526
3$37,999$3,167$23,030$1,919
4$45,787$3,816$27,750$2,312
Each add’l+$7,788+$649+$4,720+$393
*Last updated October 2021 to account for annual changes that account for inflation.

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.

Policy Priorities

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 Resources

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

SNAP Employment & training Report 2.0

Learn about the SNAP E&T program and recommendations for improvement

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