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Introduction: What is the Food Stamp Program and How Does It Work?

General Eligibility: Who Can Receive Food Stamps?

Application Procedures

Financial Eligibility: “Income” and “Resources”

What is “income”?

What are “resources”?

How to Calculate the Monthly Grant Amount

Benefits: What Does the Household Actually Get?

Procedural Requirements for Keeping Benefits

Work Requirements

Special Eligibility Rules and Options

Underissuances and Overissuances

Fraud Claims

Notices and Fair Hearings

Tables – Income, Deductions and Allotments

Additional Legal Tools and Other Resources