Utah SNAP/Food Stamps 2024 Income Limit and Eligibility

Income limit plays an important role and is one of the deciding factors to determine if a household is eligible to receive the SNAP benefits in Utah state. It also determines the SNAP benefits amount the Household will receive.

To check eligibility for the SNAP program in any U.S. state, we can divide the income criteria into two parts.

  1. General Income Limit criteria.
  2. State-specific Income Limit criteria.

1-General Income Limit criteria:

The general limit criteria include the Net Income Limit, Gross Income Limit, and Gross Income Limit for elderly and disabled persons. We have already shared the complete detailed information about the general SNAP Income Limit 2024 information.

We request you to read all the general criteria related to household income before proceeding below to read the state-specific information. We have already shared the Net Income limit, gross income limit, and gross income limit for elderly or disabled persons in the above article.

In short…

Utah SNAP Income Limits (Oct. 1, 2023, through Sept. 30, 2024):

  • The Gross Income Limit in Utah is 130% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
  • The Net Income Limit in Utah is 100% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
  • The Gross Income Limit in Utah for elderly (60+ or older) and/or disabled is 165% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).

2-State-specific Income Limit criteria:

State-specific income limits include the information related to Utah state shelter deduction and its calculation, how to calculate the SNAP benefits amount in Utah state and other Utah state-related SNAP eligibility information.

Utah SNAP Income Limit 2024

In Utah state, several changes have been made to the income criteria, utility allowances, and shelter deductions. We can easily calculate the shelter deduction as per the information available through the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) cost of living information.

USDA shares the SNAP Standard Utility Allowances (SUA) every year before every fiscal year (1st October). We can use the utility allowances information that citizens in Utah state get to calculate the shelter deduction and SNAP amount of the household.

Utah SNAP Income limit 2024

Deductions and Allowances – Utah State

The most important point here is how we can calculate the total deductions. Calculating the deductions is not that simple and takes time and up-to-date information about each type of expense a household makes in a year. We are sharing the information about different types of deductions below.

The below information will help us to calculate the shelter deduction that we can claim and to calculate the SNAP amount.

1-A 20 percent deduction of all gross earned income is allowed.

2-Standard Deductions:

Allowed standard deductions are $198 for a family of 1 to 3 members, $208 for a family of 4, $244 for a family of 5, and $279 for a family of 6 or more members.

3-Maximum Shelter Deductions:

The maximum allowed Shelter Deductions for Utah is $672 which was $624 last year. If there is an elderly or disabled member in the household then all shelter costs may be deducted if the shelter costs are more than half of a family income.

5-Maximum Asset Limits:

There is no asset limit in Utah. The asset limit for the 60-year or older or disabled person who did not meet the Gross Income test is $4250.

Asset means countable resources, like cash, real estate, personal property, funds in bank accounts, etc.

6-Standard Medical Deduction:

Elderly (60 years or older) or disabled persons can deduct the monthly medical costs after subtracting $35.

Standard medical deduction = medical expenses – $35.

Utility Allowances in Utah State

Households can deduct the Utility allowance such as Heating and Cooling, Basic Utility, and Other utilities such as Electricity, Gas and Fuel, Water, Sewage, etc. Utility allowances vary state by state.

We will have to check the Utility allowances provided by Utah state to calculate the exact amount that we can claim in SNAP. If we talk about the Utah state the the Utility Allowances are given below.

i-Heating and Cooling Utility Allowance (HCSUA): In Utah state, $503 HCSUA can be claimed if the household pays for the heating and cooling utility bills or receives over $20 heating assistance from LIHEAP.

ii-Basic/ Limited Utility Allowance (BUA/LUA): Applicable for households that do not pay any heating or cooling expenses separate from their rent or mortgage. The LUA includes expenses for at least two allowable utility costs except heating/cooling costs. In Utah state, $382 BUA/LUA can be claimed for at least two or more utility bills.

iii-A telephone-only allowance: Applicable for households that have no utility expenses other than telephone. In Utah state, citizens can claim a $55 Telephone allowance.

iii-Other Utility Allowances: It include single utility allowances for Electricity, Gas and Fuel, Water, Sewage, Trash, Phone, etc other than the Heating/Cooling and Telephone allowance. Standard Utility Allowances for the Electricity, Gas and Fuel, Water, Sewage, and Trash is $0 in Utah.

Note: Only one utility allowance can be received by a household. Households can choose the highest allowance in case eligible for multiple allowances.

How to Calculate the Shelter Deduction in Utah State?

We are sharing an example below to calculate the shelter deduction in Utah. We do not claim to be an expert or legal advisor.

We are using the method available in the SNAP Eligibility by FNS USDA article and sharing it through the simple steps that all Utah citizens can use to check their shelter deduction.

Please check the Use the below method to calculate the Shelter costs.

i-Shelter expenses = non-utility shelter costs (rent, mortgages) + standard utility allowance (SUA).

ii-Preliminary net income = Gross monthly income – [earned income deduction (including any child support paid out through court order) – standard deduction – any dependent care – allowable medical costs].

iii-Calculate half of the Preliminary net income.

Not your Shelter costs will be…

Excess shelter cost = Shelter expenses (i) – Half of the preliminary net income (iii).

An example to calculate the shelter Costs and Deduction:

My monthly earning is $1,800 through part-time work and I live with my wife and 2 children. I pay $800 rent per month and pay for utilities and heat.

I will calculate my shelter deduction as follows.

i-Shelter expenses = $800 (rent) + $503 (SUA) = $1,303. (Standard Utility Allowance is $503 for Utah state)

ii-Preliminary net income = $1,800 Gross monthly income – $360 (earned deduction) – $208 (standard deduction) = $1,232

iii-Half of the Preliminary net income = $616.

My Excess shelter cost = $1,303 – $616 = $687.

My excess shelter cost of $687 is greater than $672 (capped amount) so I can deduct $672.

Finally, my net income will be calculated by subtracting the max shelter deduction from the preliminary net income. Which will be $1,232 – $672 = $560.

$560 is less than the $2,600 allowed for a 4-person household, I met the income test.

SNAP Benefit Calculation:

From the above calculations of my net income ($560), I can calculate how much SNAP benefits I will get each month.

SNAP benefits = Maximum SNAP allotment – 30 percent of net income.

In my case…

My SNAP benefit = $973 (Maximum for 4-member family) – $560×30/100 = $805. It means I will get $805 SNAP benefits per month.

How to Apply for SNAP in Utah?

In Utah, the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program is known as the ‘Food Stamp Program‘, the EBT Card is known as the ‘Utah Horizon Card‘, and the SNAP portal name is ‘myCase‘.

if you are a Utah citizen and think that you are fulfilling the income and eligibility criteria then you can apply for the SNAP program. There are multiple ways to submit your application to the Utah Department of Workforce Solution.

1-Visit the Utah DWS online web portal which is also known as myCase portal. MyCase allows citizens to submit their online applications and manage their benefit accounts for different benefits programs available in Utah state. Visit the portal and register a new account if you don’t have one.

After registering a new account, you will get your UtahID which will be used to access your myCase account. After that, log in to myCase account by using your UtahID and submit your online application for the SNAP program.

2-Another simple way to fill out the Utah SNAP application form is by visiting the Department of Workforce Solution local office. Please find the local DWS office and visit there in the working hours. You will also get assistance from the DWS office to fill out the SNAP form.

3-Another way is to download the Utah SNAP application form and fill it out. Enter all the required information and submit it in person at your local DWS office.

Please note that you can also apply over the call or get an application form at your address through the mail. For any type of assistance, please call your local DWS office.

If your SNAP application has been approved then it will be a good idea to visit the Utah SNAP EBT website and register a new account. It will help you check your Food Stamps Horizon Card balance and manage your EBT card account online.

When will I get my SNAP benefits every month?

We are sharing the SNAP benefit schedule below for the Utah state. USDA releases the SNAP benefit issuance schedule for all states every year. Utah Citizens will receive their SNAP benefits every month on the 5th, 11th, or 15th of every month. The exact date is based on the first letter of the client’s last name as shared below.:

  • First Letter of the Last Name is: A – G = benefits available on the 5th
  • First Letter of the Last Name is: H – O = benefits available on the 11th
  • First Letter of the Last Name is: P – Z = benefits available on the 15th


For further assistance or inquiry, please get help through the contact details below.


Utah Department of Workforce Services
P.O. Box 45249
Salt Lake City, UT  84145-0249


Salt Lake Area Phone: 801-526-0950
Toll-Free Phone: 1-866-435-7414

Email: [email protected]


Program nameUtah SNAP
EBT cardFood Stamps Horizon Card
Offline application formDownload here
Utah EBT Websitewww.connectebt.com/utebtclient/
Administrative agencyDepartment of Workforce Solutions, Utah
Article typeIncome Limit
ObjectiveTo find the Income eligibility of Utah citizens for the SNAP program
BeneficiaryAll citizens residing in Utah State
Who can apply for SNAP benefitsAll Utah citizens fulfilling the eligibility and income limit criteria
Official SNAP websiteVisit here
Apply onlineVisit here
Local DWS officeSearch here
Employment and trainingVisit here
SNAP Phone number1-866-526-3663
EBT Phone number1-800-997-4444

Final Take

We have shared all the key information about how Utah citizens can calculate the SNAP benefits amount and their Earnings and Deductions. It’s not that tough to find out if all of your earnings are fulfilling the Income and Eligibility criteria of the Utah SNAP. We have already shared the general SNAP Income Limit 2024 including the Net Income and Gross Income limit. Citizens can get help through the information we have shared above.

Finally, please write in the comment section below and share your views or questions related to this article.


We are not affiliated with the Utah government or any other government agency. All the information has been taken from USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture), Utah Department of Workforce Services (DWS), and other official government sources. We do not claim to be a government official or legal advisor. Please check government websites for authentic and updated information

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