Arizona Nutrition Assistance Benefits

What are the Benefits in Dollar Amount for Arizona Nutrition Assistance (NA)?

If approved, the Arizona Nutrition Assistance (Food Stamps) Benefit amounts depend on the household size and the amount of their net income.

USDA has maximum food stamp benefit limits per month per household. Check below what are the maximum allowed food stamp 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 Arizona Nutrition Assistance (Food Stamps) Benefits?

Arizona Food Stamps benefits are provided via the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system. The monetary benefits of the Arizona NA are transferred into the accounts of qualified beneficiaries and are accessible through Arizona EBT QUEST cards. Arizona Nutrition Assistance benefits can only be used to purchase eligible food items at  Food Stamps authorized stores in the State of Arizona.

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.

Nutrition Assistance Program | Eligibility | Apply | Approval

Sources: State Agencies, FNS, USDA