Users can find an online Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits calculator by visiting USDA.gov, hovering over the Programs and Services tab, clicking on SNAP underneath the Food and Nutrition heading, and then clicking on the Pre-Screening Tool link underneath the Eligibility Requirements link. The calculations begin after clicking Start Tool.
When calculating SNAP benefits, users are required to enter their total wages or earnings, rent or mortgage payments, and utility bill costs. Additional information needed to complete the online forms includes child care costs and child support payments. Users are also required to record monthly Social Security payments or supplemental security income benefits.