Connecticut SNAP Benefits

SNAP Benefits =  Food Stamp Benefits

What are the Dollar Amounts of Connecticut SNAP Benefits?

If the applicant is approved, the Connecticut SNAP 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. The food assistance dollar amounts 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 Connecticut SNAP Benefits?

Connecticut 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).

Families and individuals who receive SNAP benefits can buy the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet from SNAP approved retailers.

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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