Colorado Food Assistance Benefits

How much are the Colorado Food Assistance Benefits in Dollars?

If approved, the Colorado Food Assistance Benefits depend on the household size and the amount of their net income. USDA has maximum food stamp benefit limits per month per household size. Check below what are the maximum food stamp assistance 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 Colorado Food Assistance Benefits?

SNAP benefits can only be used to purchase eligible food items at Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) authorized stores displaying the Quest mark.  Households and individuals get Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards to use their 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 Colorado.  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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