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Massachusetts SNAP Calculators

Date: 
10/03/2022
Author: 
MLRI
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For more information on DTA benefits and COVID-19, please visit  Masslegalservices.org/dta-covid-19

Note: During the COVID-19 public health emergency, if you get SNAP, your household will get at least the maximum benefit for your household size - so your SNAP benefit amount may be even higher than the amount shown as part of the calculator results. Click the above link to learn more. 

Regardless of the SNAP math, if your household's income is below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, we encourage you to apply for SNAP! Visit DTAConnect.com, call 1-877-382-2363 (press 7), go to a local DTA office, or visit Mass.gov/SNAP to learn about other ways to apply. 

1. Online SNAP calculator for MA residents:

Here is a link to an online SNAP calculator that you can use right from your browser or mobile device, without downloading anything! 

2. SNAP Excel Calculator: 

You can download a detailed/ printable Excel "calculator" to estimate the amount of benefits. This calculator is detailed and is designed for advocates or others familiar with Excel and the SNAP rules. 

It is current as of October 1, 2022.  It does NOT apply to households with members who have been sanctioned due to an Intentional Program Violation. To learn more about these situations, review the MLRI SNAP Advocacy Guide. See also the notes included in the excel to ensure accuracy.  

3. SNAP Worksheet PDF: 

The SNAP calculation worksheet is a one page worksheet for manual calculations.  

 

NOTE: These calculators and worksheet are intended as a convenience tool only and will result in an estimate of benefit amounts; DTA makes the final determination of eligibility and benefits amount.

Finally, if you or your client have income from a rental property, we also have an excel worksheet that you can download to help calculate the net income for SNAP purposes. Note that the figures in this excel worksheet are out of date and are not updated! This excel only provides an example of how to evaluate the math.

4. Excel Calculators from past time periods (useful to calculate underpayments or check accuracy of alleged overpayments)

Download an excel calculator for the following time periods by clicking on the relevant date range: March 1, 2022 to September 30, 2022. January 13, 2022 to February 28, 2022October 1, 2021 - January 12, 2022January 13, 2021 - Sept 30, 2021October 1, 2020 - January 13, 2021January 15, 2020-Sept 30,2020Oct. 1, 2019-Jan. 14, 2020, Jan 11, 2019-Sept 30, 2019Oct 1,2018-Jan.10, 2019,  Jan18, 2018 to Sept 30, 2018Oct 1, 2017 to Jan 17, 2018Feb 1 2016 to Sept 30 2017Oct 1, 2016 to Jan 31, 2017  Feb 1 to Sept 30, 2016.  Jan 4. to Jan. 31 2016 Oct. 1, 2014-Jan. 3, 2016Jan 20 - Sept 30, 2015,  Oct 1, 2014-Jan.19, 2015March, 2014-Sept. 30, 2014,  Jan. 31, 2014-Feb 28, 2014,  Nov. 1, 2013-Jan. 31, 2014  Oct 1, 2013-Oct 31, 2013   Jan 1, 2013-Sept. 30, 2013.

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