SNAP Eligibility Change Benefits CT Residents

November 21, 2023

Last October 2022, Governor Lamont increased the income eligibility limits for Connecticut’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). As a result, nearly 10,000 individuals in 4,980 households have benefited from the program.

Under the revised eligibility benefit levels, Connecticut residents qualify for SNAP if their monthly gross income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.

This small change has had a tremendous impact throughout the state. I am thrilled that we were able to provide more resources and assistance to those who need it. 

As a reminder,  SNAP enrollees are also automatically eligible for other federally-funded services, such as the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program, Head Start, and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program!

I encourage you to take a second look at whether you can benefit from SNAP under these new revisions. Click here to learn more.