Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Residents of Institutions, PFS-21446-511 (Published July 13, 2023)
Some individuals are eligible for SNAP even though they do not live in a traditional living arrangement, such as a private home or apartment.
These individuals are:
Residents of certain Federally subsidized apartments for the elderly
Residents in a drug addiction or alcoholic treatment and rehabilitation center
Certain residents in a group living arrangement (GLA)
Residents in shelters for battered individuals and children
Residents of certified shelters for battered individuals and children may get benefits including expedited SNAP if eligible, even if they are part of an existing household that includes the alleged abuser. See Section 511.9, and Chapter 506.
7 CFR §§ 273.2(i)(3)(v) and 7 CFR 273.2(i)(1)
Residents of commercial boarding homes and residents of most institutions are never considered SNAP households and cannot receive SNAP benefits.
7 CFR §§273.1(b)(3) and (b)(7)(vi)
Reissued April 6, 2016 , replacing March 1, 2012