The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) began delivering direct deposits on September 1, but there is good news for families who are enrolled, since your benefits will increase starting next monthwe tell you how much the increase is.
SNAP is aimed at low-income people who must meet certain requirements to qualify for the federal program, which is administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDAfor its acronym in English), but that each state sets its own rules and delivery schedules.
They continue to deliver SNAP benefits in September
In this month of September, payments that came into effect in October 2022 are still in force, which for a household with one person the profit is $281 dollars.
And the amounts granted to eligible people change according to the size of the household, for example, for a family of four members, they receive benefits frome $939 per month.
While a household with eight members, the benefit granted by SNAP is $1,691 dollars.
For each additional member, families receive $211 dollars a month.
For Alaska and Hawaii, other amounts apply, reaching up to $1,667 dollars per month.
But these amounts are only valid for this month, since the benefits will increase starting October 1 and will be valid until September 30, 2024.
The new SNAP amounts
A household with one person will receive $291 dollars; for two members, the amount to receive will be $535, dollars per month.
That is, the amounts to be delivered will also depend on the size of each home; for one with four people, the payment will be $973 dollars; while for one out of six, the benefit rises to $1,386 dollars.
For a household of eight members, the payment starting October 1 will be $1,751 dollars per month.
For each additional member, SNAP will provide $219 dollars per month.
These amounts apply to the 48 states and the District of Columbia, since Alaska and Hawaii They have other numbers.
As for the beneficiaries in Alaska, the maximum benefits will be between $1,248 and $1,937 dollars.
Beneficiary families can purchase raw food with the resources they receive from SNAP coupons.
The increase is due to Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) and that applies to SNAP, so beneficiaries will see their increases reflected in the next deposit in their EBT cards (Electronic Benefit Transfer) that is accepted in supermarkets and USDA-approved businesses.
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