Every applicant for SNAP benefits reports household size, income, and expenses. If your household size, income, and expenses qualify you for SNAP benefits, you will receive SNAP benefits. If you don’t meet the requirements to receive SNAP, you won’t receive benefits. How else except a “case by case basis” do you determine fairly that a household is eligible based on household size, income, and expenses? If North Carolina is presently giving SNAP benefits to 133,000 people who do not qualify based on household size, income, and expenses they should probably stop. They are not stealing from the taxpayer by giving benefits to people who are not eligible. They are stealing from the truly needy people whose application says they ARE eligible.