This beginning of February marks an important time for beneficiaries of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food coupons.
The United States Department of Agriculture, through the Food and Nutrition Service, is responsible for financing this program that seeks to alleviate the food needs of families.
The amounts allocated by the SNAP program vary greatly from one state to another, since in some parts the costs of products are higher.
For example, in most states, a family of eight can receive up to $1,751 dollars. However, for a single person, the maximum amount is $291.
Alaska stands out for offering the highest amounts to SNAP recipients, with figures that can reach up to $1,937 for a household of four in specific rural areas, known as Rural 2.
This amount considerably exceeds what is offered in urban areas and other rural areas within the same state.
For example, in urban areas, a household of four people could receive up to $1,248, while in the area called Rural 1, the amount increases to $1,591.
Larger families in Alaska, particularly in Rural Zone 2, can receive even larger SNAP checks, with amounts up to $3,487 for a family of eight, and Additional $281 for each extra member.
Regarding the distribution of these benefits, all eligible people in Alaska will receive their funds on February 1.
Profits are deposited into Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards, which can hold the unspent balance for the following month.
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