FAA6.N Examples : 03 AZSNAP Example - Calculating the Benefit Allotment
03 AZSNAP Example - Calculating the Benefit Allotment
 
The Shelter Deduction is calculated as follows:
 
The gross income minus the standard deduction equals the net income.
The Shelter Cost is calculated by adding the allowable shelter expense and the allowable utility allowance.
The shelter cost minus 50% of the net income is the shelter deduction used.
 
SSI $771 – Standard deduction $164 = $607 net income
Rent $300 + Standard Utility Allowance $278 = shelter cost $578
Shelter cost $578.00 – 50% of net income $303.50 = $274.50 shelter deduction. Eligible for the third tier ($95 Monthly Allotment).
 
SSI $771 - Standard deduction $164 = $607 net income
Rent $400 + no utility = shelter cost $400
Shelter cost $400 – 50% of net income $303.50 = $96.50
Eligible for the first tier ($25 Monthly Allotment).