Characteristics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Households: Fiscal Year 2013

Publisher: Alexandria, VA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, Office of Policy Support
Dec 30, 2014
Kelsey Farson Gray

This report describes the characteristics of SNAP households and participants and presents an overview of SNAP eligibility requirements and benefit levels in fiscal year 2013 (October 2012 through September 2013). Approximately 83 percent of SNAP households lived in poverty, and 43 percent of SNAP households had gross income less than or equal to half of the poverty guideline and received 57 percent of all benefits. Seventy-five percent of SNAP households included a child, an elderly person, or a disabled person, and these households received 82 percent of all benefits.