Oklahoma residents experiencing financial hardship may qualify for food stamps, according to the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Single people or families applying for food stamps must meet federally-mandated income guidelines and also provide proof of U.S. citizenship. An Oklahoma resident interested in securing food stamps also must participate in an interview with a social worker regarding the reasons he needs this type of aid. Income requirements for the disabled or people over age 60 are a little more lenient than those applicable to younger, able-bodied Oklahoma residents.
As of 2010, a single person who is disabled or over 60 and wants to receive food stamps cannot bring home any more than $903 each month, according to the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. The income guidelines for elderly or disabled people is a "net" figure; this figure incorporates earnings after taxes, and qualifying expenses such as medical bills are deducted.
On the other hand, a single person who is not over 60 or disabled must meet the gross or pretax income standard. As of 2010, a single person living in Oklahoma who earns more than $1,174 monthly is ineligible to receive food stamps.
All single Oklahoma residents deemed eligible for food stamps can receive no more than $200 a month through this type of aid; some people may receive less than the maximum allotment depending upon income.
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A household with two senior citizens or disabled members cannot earn more than $1,215 net per month if they wish to receive food stamps, according to the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Other two-member households must not earn more than $1,579 gross per month. A two-person Oklahoma household can receive, as of 2010, up to $367 a month combined in food stamps.
Larger Family Sizes
A three-person household with over 60 or disabled members cannot bring in more than $1,526 net each month, according to the Oklahoma Department of Human Services; a four-member residence with over 60 or disabled people can earn up to $1,838 net each month and still qualify for food stamps.
If three people who are not disabled or over 60 live as a family and want to apply for food stamps, they cannot earn more than $1,984 monthly before taxes; a four-member household can bring in up to $2,389 gross each month.
Three-member families can qualify for up to $526 total each month in food stamps, while four-member households can potentially receive as much as $668 in food coupons each month. Larger households usually need to refer to a federal formula to determine how much they can earn in total each month and how much in food stamps they might qualify to receive. As of 2010, an eight-person, nondisabled or under 60 household could earn up to $4,010 gross per month and receive as much as $1,202 in food stamps.