Alabama Food Assistance Benefits

What Food Stamp Benefits Do Participants Receive ?

If approved, the Alabama Food Assistance Benefits amount depends on the household size and the amount of their net income. USDA has maximum SNAP (food stamp) benefits limits per month per household.

Check below what are the maximum Alabama food assistance benefits monetary amounts. They are called allotments.

Oct. 1, 2015 - Sept. 30, 2016 USDA Max SNAP Allotments
Household SizeMaximum Food Assistance Monthly Allotment
1$194
2$357
3$511
4$649
5$771
6$925
7$1,022
8$1,169
Each additional member$146

Source:  USDA, SNAP Maximum Allotments

How and Where to Use the Food Stamp Benefits?

Households and individuals approved for food assistance benefits in Alabama get Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards.

With their EBT cards, food stamp recipients  can use available Alabama food assistance benefits at any grocery stores and Farmers’ Markets that are authorized by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Food Assistance Benefits can only be used to purchase eligible food items at  Food Stamps authorized stores in the State of Alabama.

Eligible food items are any food to be eaten at home by people, including baby food, non-alcoholic beverages, and seasonings.

Seeds and plants to grow food for your own family’s consumption are also allowed to be purchased with food stamp benefits.

You cannot buy non-grocery items with food stamp benefits, such as cleaning products, pet food, paper products, alcohol, or tobacco.

Food Assistance Program | Eligibility | Apply | Approval

Sources:State Agencies, FNS, USDA