SNAP - Eligibility
An individual residing in certain OPWDD certified residential settings may be eligible for SNAP benefits if he or she is blind or disabled and in receipt of a disability benefit from a Federal or State administered program. He or she must be a citizen of the United States or a legal immigrant meeting specified criteria. The individual must also have a Social Security number and gross monthly income and resources that do not exceed the applicable limits for the program.
For a disabled or elderly (age 60 or over) individual whose gross income exceeds 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), the resource limit is $3,250. Within ten days of any month in which a disabled or elderly household has earned income plus unearned income that exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, such income must be reported. For SNAP budgeting purposes, the FPL amount changes October 1 of every year. From October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013, 200% of the FPL is $1,862.00 per month.
SNAP eligibility requirements can be found at www.otda.ny.gov