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Income Eligibility Guidelines

The following guidelines apply to the CACFP, NSLP, SBP and SFSP

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Eligibility may be based on total income and size (i.e., number of household members) of a participant’s household. Children from households whose incomes are at or below the levels shown in the appropriate table are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. If any member of the household receives Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) benefits, children are eligible for free meals.



Adult day care participants whose household incomes are at or below the levels shown in the appropriate table are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. If any member of the household receives Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), TANF, SNAP or FDPIR benefits, adult participants are eligible for free meals.

Effective July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

Household Size

Total Income

Annual

Monthly

Twice Per Month

Every Two Weeks

Weekly

No. of Household Members

Free

Reduced

Free

Reduced

Free

Reduced

Free

Reduced

Free

Reduced

1

$15,171

$21,590

$1,265

$1,800

$633

$900

$584

$831

$292

$416

2

$20,449

$29,101

$1,705

$2,426

$853

$1,213

$787

$1,120

$394

$560

3

$25,727

$36,612

$2,144

$3,051

$1,072

$1,526

$990

$1,409

$495

$705

4

$31,005

$44,123

$2,584

$3,677

$1,292

$1,839

$1,193

$1,698

$597

$849

5

$36,283

$51,634

$3,024

$4,303

$1,512

$2,152

$1,396

$1,986

$698

$993

6

$41,561

$59,145

$3,464

$4,929

$1,732

$2,465

$1,599

$2,275

$800

$1,138

7

$46,839

$66,656

$3,904

$5,555

$1,952

$2,778

$1,802

$2,564

$901

$1,282

8

$52,117

$74,167

$4,344

$6,181

$2,172

$3,091

$2,005

$2,853

$1,003

$1,427

For each additional family member, add

+$5,278

+$7,511

+$440

+$626

+$220

+$313

+$203

+$289

+$102

+$145

These guidelines are based on 185% of the federal poverty guidelines and are effective July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015.

The following guidelines apply to the SMP

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Eligibility is based on total income and size (i.e., number of household members) of a participant’s household. Participants from households whose incomes are at or below the levels shown in the appropriate table, are eligible for free milk.

Effective July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

No. of Household Members

Total Income

Annual

Monthly

Twice Per Month

Every Two Weeks

Weekly

1

$15,171

$1,265

$633

$584

$292

2

$20,449

$1,705

$853

$787

$394

3

$25,727

$2,144

$1,072

$990

$495

4

$31,005

$2,584

$1,292

$1,193

$597

5

$36,283

$3,024

$1,512

$1,396

$698

6

$41,561

$3,464

$1,732

$1,599

$800

7

$46,839

$3,904

$1,952

$1,802

$901

8

$52,117

$4,344

$2,172

$2,005

$1,003

For each additional household member, add

+$5,278

+$440

+$220

+$203

+$102

These guidelines are based on 130% of the federal poverty guidelines and are effective July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015.

The following guidelines apply to Women, Infants and Children who participate in the CSFP

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In accordance with changes made to CSFP eligibility requirements by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-79, the Farm Bill), women, infants, and children who apply to participate in CSFP on February 7, 2014, or later may not be certified to participate in the CSFP. Accordingly, the income limits for women, infants, and children in the charts below should be used only for the recertification of women, infants, and children who remain eligible to receive CSFP benefits as outlined in the memorandum "CSFP - Implementation of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-79)".

Eligibility is based on total income and size (i.e., number of household members) of a participant’s household. Participants qualify for USDA Foods to supplement the individual’s dietary needs if their total household income is equal to or less than the figures provided in the appropriate table below.

 

Effective July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

No. of Household Members

Total Income

Annual Income

Monthly Income

Weekly Income

1

$21,590

$1,800

$416

2

$29,101

$2,426

$560

3

$36,612

$3,051

$705

4

$44,123

$3,677

$849

5

$51,634

$4,303

$993

6

$59,145

$4,929

$1,138

7

$66,656

$5,555

$1,282

8

$74,167

$6,181

$1,427

For each additional household member, add

+$7,511

+$626

+$145

These guidelines are based on 185% of the federal poverty guidelines and are effective July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015.

The following guidelines apply to Persons 60 Years of Age or Older who participate in the CSFP

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Pursuant to program regulations, the 2014 elderly income guidelines must be implemented immediately upon receipt of notification from USDA, and will remain in effect until notification of income guidelines for 2015

Eligibility is based on total income and size (i.e., number of household members) of a participant’s household. Participants qualify for USDA Foods to supplement the individual’s dietary needs if their total household income is equal to or less than the figures provided in the table below.  

2014 Elderly Income Guidelines

No. of Household Members

Total Income

Annual

Monthly

Weekly

1

$15,171

$1,265

$292

2

$20,449

$1,705

$394

3

$25,727

$2,144

$495

4

$31,005

$2,584

$597

5

$36,283

$3,024

$698

6

$41,561

$3,464

$800

7

$46,839

$3,904

$901

8

$52,117

$4,344

$1,003

For each additional family member, add

+$5,278

+$440

+$102

These guidelines are based on 130% of the federal poverty guidelines and are effective until notification of income guidelines for 2015.

 

The following guidelines apply to individuals who participate in the TEFAP (formerly known in Texas as TEXCAP)

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Eligibility is based on total income and size (i.e., number of household members) of a participant’s household. Participants qualify for USDA Foods if their total household income is equal to or less than the figures provided in the appropriate table below.  

Effective July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

No. of Household Members Total Income

 

Annual Income

Monthly Income

Twice-Monthly Income

Bi-Weekly Income

Weekly Income

1

$21,590

$1,800

$900

$831

$416

2

$29,101

$2,426

$1,213

$1,120

$560

3

$36,612

$3,051

$1,526

$1,409

$705

4

$44,123

$3,677

$1,839

$1,698

$849

5

$51,634

$4,303

$2,152

$1,986

$993

6

$59,145

$4,929

$2,465

$2,275

$1,138

7

$66,656

$5,555

$2,778

$2,564

$1,282

8

$74,167

$6,181

$3,091

$2,853

$1,427

For each additional household member, add

+$7,511  

+$626

+$313

+$289

+$145

These guidelines are based on 185% of the federal poverty guidelines and are effective July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015.

The following guidelines apply to individuals who participate in the SFMNP

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Eligibility is based on total income and size (i.e., number of household members) of a participant’s household. Participants 60 year of age and older qualify for SFMNP if their total household income is equal to or less than the figures provided in the table below.

Effective May 2014

No. of Household Members

Total Income

Annual

Monthly

Twice Monthly

Bi-Weekly

Weekly

1

$21,590

$1,800

$900

$831

$416

2

$29,101

$2,426

$1,213

$1,120

$560

3

$36,612

$3,051

$1,526

$1,409

$705

4

$44,123

$3,677

$1,839

$1,698

$849

5

$51,634

$4,303

$2,152

$1,986

$993

6

$59,145

$4,929

$2,465

$2,275

$1,138

7

$66,656

$5,555

$2,778

$2,564

$1,282

8

$74,167

$6,181

$3,091

$2,853

$1,427

9

$81,678

$6,807

$3,404

$3,142

$1,572

10

$89,189

$7,433

$3,717

$3,431

$1,717

11

$96,700

$8,059

$4,030

$3,720

$1,862

12

$104,211

$8,685

$4,343

$4,009

$2,007

13

$111,722

$9,311

$4,656

$4,298

$2,152

14

$119,233

$9,937

$4,969

$4,587

$2,297

15

$126,744

$10,563

$5,282

$4,876

$2,442

16

$134,255

$11,189

$5,595

$5,165

$2,587

For each additional household member, add

+$7,511

+$626

+$313

+$289

+$145

The following applies to individuals who participate in the FMNP

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The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) certifies clients in the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). DSHS will provide eligibility information of WIC clients to TDA in the areas of the state where FMNP is available. Vouchers will be provided to these WIC clients on a first come, first served basis during the program period (February - November).

Clients must be participating in the WIC program to be eligible for the FMNP vouchers.

The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

 

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

 

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