Arkansas Food Stamp Benefits

What is Maximum Dollar Amount of Arkansas SNAP Food Stamp Benefits?

If approved, the Arkansas Food Stamp Benefits a.k.a. the SNAP benefit amounts depend on the household size and its net monthly income. USDA has maximum food stamp benefit limits per month per household. Check below what are the maximum food assistance amounts Arkansas household can get per month. The Arkansas Food Stamp Benefits a.k.a. the SNAP allowed benefits per month 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?

Arkansas Food Stamp Benefits (the SNAP benefits) are provided via the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system. The monetary benefits of the Arkansas SNAP are transferred into the accounts of qualified beneficiaries and are accessible through Arkansas EBT cards. Households and individuals can use their EBT cards at any grocery stores and farmers’ markets that are authorized by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). SNAP benefits can only be used to purchase eligible food items at  Food Stamps authorized stores in the State of Arkansas.  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.

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