Millions of Americans belong to the SNAP program, which gives people food stamps and the ability to afford food.
People are depending on food stamps now more than ever since inflation has reached an all time high.
The start of the pandemic caused major inflation as time went on.
The SNAP program stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and is the new name for food stamps.
According to AS, 1 out of every 8 Americans is in the program.
What is the SNAP program?
SNAP is run by the USDA and federally funded, but the state governments handle the program for their residents.
President Biden announced a permanent boost in Oct. 2021 which bumped the amount people receive by about $36 per person.
Each month people will have their EBT cards loaded with the amount they’re entitled to.
EBT cards are like debit cards and are then used at participating grocery or convenience stores.
Hot foods may not be purchased at grocery stores with food stamps.
Who gets food stamps?
Each state decides eligibility requirements, but most are similar or the same.
Normally your income needs to be below a certain level.
Elderly and children in your household influence your food stamps.
The more people in your household the more you qualify for.
As the pandemic continues, 37 states have decided to expand the amount people get each month.
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