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Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility

By August 20, 2020February 8th, 2021No Comments

SNAP Cat El allows households who have gross incomes between 130% and 200% of the federal poverty line – but whose costs for other basics, such as shelter, utilities, and child care, render their net incomes at or below 100% of the federal poverty line – to qualify for a SNAP benefit. New York State also uses broad-based categorical eligibility option to eliminate the SNAP asset test.

Learn more:

Expanded Categorical Eligibility Desk Guide

SNAP in NYS: An Eligibility Prescreening Guide (pages 43-45)