SNAP Benefits for College Students During the Covid-19 Crisis

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If you are a college student, you may qualify for SNAP benefits during the Covid-19 crisis.

Changes to the law mean that more students are eligible for SNAP, or “food stamps.” A single individual gets $234 in benefits a month that can be used to buy food.


You may qualify if:
Your gross monthly income is at or below 130% of the federal poverty level,
You live or intend to live in Georgia,
You are a US citizen, US National, or eligible immigrant.


As a college student, you must also meet one of the following conditions:
- You have an expected family contribution (EFC) of $0 in the current academic year. 
- You participate or are eligible to participate in state or federally financed work study during the regular school year.


These are the new conditions that make it easier for college students to get SNAP benefits.


You may also qualify if you have one of these conditions:
-You are 17 years old or younger, or 50 years old or older;
-You have a disability;
-You receive TANF benefits or are enrolled in a TANF JOBS program;
-You work at least 20 hours a week in paid employment;
-You participate in an on-the-job training program;
-You care for a child under the age of 6,
-You care for a child between 6-11 and do not have adequate child care,
-You are a single parent to a child under 12 and are enrolled in full-time college; or
-You are in college through a qualifying government employment and training program.


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Last Review and Update: Feb 26, 2021