SNAP benefits are based on a number of factors, but basically the maximum is $200/mo. for one person, $367/mo. for two people, $526/mo. for three, etc. That's what someone gets with little or no income and/or shelter costs (which includes rent or mortgage and a deduction for paying utlities). As one's income increases, the benefit decreases until one is no longer eligible. One can get less than the maximum amount due to any income, not just wages--many of our clients get Social Security or SSI. People tend to get angry if they're just a few dollars over the income limit--which is kind of silly, if you think about it. There has to be a limit, and there will always be a few people who are just over the limit, no matter what the limit is.