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Food Stamps: Who’s eligible for the maximum SNAP benefit available?

Food stamps, or the SNAP program, are benefits given to millions of Americans struggling with food insecurity.

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What you get each month in benefits depends on various factors.

Things like income and family size will impact how much you receive.


What do people get in food stamps on average?

SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

The program has been around for 60 years.

41 million Americans use food stamps to provide for their families.

States run the program.

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SNAP: Who can get the maximum payment?

The average amount families see across the country each month is around $239.

Families are expected to contribute around 30% of their household income toward food expenses.

When you see your benefits will depend on the system your state uses to send them.

States send the benefits out with an electronic benefits card, similar to a debit card.

Your benefits will be loaded onto it once per month.

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