Who gets SNAP in Florida and how much does the average household get in benefits per month and per day? In this post, we will provide details on who benefits from food stamps in Florida (2023 update) and the breakdown of beneficiaries by category and household composition.
About Food Stamps In Florida
SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program provides nutritional support for low-income individuals and families, seniors, and people with disabilities living on fixed incomes.
The program provides monthly food assistance to eligible low‑income households.
To be eligible, households generally must earn less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level.
Florida food stamps benefits can be used to buy most groceries and including online at select grocery stores like Walmart and Amazon.
For 2023, the maximum food stamps benefit for an individual is $281 a month, while a family of four can receive a maximum benefit of $939.
There are multiple ways to apply for food stamps in Florida, including online and in person at a Department of Children and Families office.
Number of People on Food Stamps in Florida
For the latest update and more details on the number of people receiving SNAP in Florida, see our post on Food Stamps statistics in Florida.
Who Benefits from Food Stamps in Florida?
Here is the food stamps household composition in Florida, compared with the national average by category:
Households with Children
Florida: Percentage of food stamps households with children: 60%
United States: Percentage of food stamps households with children: 66%
Households with Elderly or the Disabled
Florida: Percentage of food stamps households with an elderly/disabled person: 47%
United States: Percentage of food stamps households with an elderly/disabled person: 36%
Households that are Working Families
Florida: Percentage of food stamps households that are working families: 39%
United States: Percentage of food stamps households that are working families: 42%
SNAP Participation Rate in Florida vs. National Average
Here are food stamps participation rates by category – Florida vs. the rest of the United States:
All Eligible People
Florida: Percentage of eligible people that are receiving Food Stamps: 86%
United States: Percentage of eligible people that are receiving Food Stamps: 82%
Florida: Percentage of eligible working poor that are receiving Food Stamps: 75%
United States: Percentage of eligible working poor that are receiving Food Stamps: 74%
Florida: Percentage of eligible elderly people that are receiving Food Stamps: 53%
United States: Percentage of eligible elderly people that are receiving Food Stamps: 42%
How Much in Food Stamps can you get in Florida?
How much food stamps you receive depends on your household income and household size.
The table below shows the monthly and daily food stamps benefits in Florida for each household member.
|How much SNAP can you receive in Florida?|
|The fiscal Year 2019 (pre-pandemic)||Fiscal Year 2021 (includes pandemic increases)||Fiscal Year 2022 (estimated, excluding emergency allotments)|
|For each household member per month:||$127||$197||$162|
|For each household member per day:||$4.17||$6.47||$5.31|
Maximum Food Stamps Allocation
For comparison, here are the maximum food stamps benefits you can receive based on your household size.
|Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount by Household Size for Fiscal Year 2023|
|Effective October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023|
|Household Size||Maximum SNAP Benefit Allotment|
|Each Additional Household Member: Add||$211|
We hope this post on Who Benefits from Food Stamps in Florida – 2023 Update was helpful.
We hope this post on the Florida SNAP Payment Schedule for October was helpful.
If you have further questions about Florida SNAP or EBT Card, please let us know in the comments section below.
Be sure to check out our other articles about Florida EBT and food stamp benefits, including: