But a lot of money doesn’t count toward this total, “including retirement and education savings, autos, tradesmen tools and farm machinery, the home you live in, other properties you own from which you get rent, and various other kinds of holdings,” Wallet Pop says.
The site gives three examples of folks who qualify (emphasis mine):
A person working at Starbucks 40 hours a week for $10 an hour, grossing roughly $1,600 a month, and sharing a house with a spouse earning $500 and two children, qualifies.
Two young musicians sharing an apartment and grossing less than $1,579 qualify.
A son or daughter living with a elderly parent who has high out-of-pocket medical expenses can qualify regardless of gross income, if the deductions drop the household net income to $903 or less.
If you qualify, how much grocery money do you get? Answers on the WalletPop blog.