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Here’s how to qualify for SNAP food stamps, and what foods you can and cannot purchase

SNAP was increased for families across the nation Oct. 1, helping to feed more families and give access to healthier options. People are typically receiving $157 on average per month after seeing the $36 increase. What am I allowed or not allowed ... MORE
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Maximum food stamps available for the month of October for SNAP recipients

Governor Kathy Hochul announced that anyone enrolled in SNAP will be receiving the maximum amount for the month of October. Families will be getting a supplemental allotment later in the month. Families that don’t get maximum benefits already will be getting the ... MORE
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Permanent increase in food stamps impacts 42.3 million people

SNAP, or food stamps, is seeing a permanent $36 dollar increase for recipients. The program is run by the Department of Agriculture and the increase was in part helped by the Biden administration. While $36 is the single largest permanent increase in ... MORE
Food Stamps, News, SNAP
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Food stamps gets 25% increase: SNAP cards can be used in restaurants

Food stamps or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has received one of the biggest increases in history this week. The increase means hundreds in added benefits for families across the U.S. The increase resulted in a 25% boost to most who were ... MORE
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Food stamps benefits will increase hundreds for families amid SNAP hike

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits are increasing next month. The program known as ‘food stamps’ will see a major boost thanks to federal funds aimed at addressing household hunger during the pandemic. Officials say it will mean approximately $36 more per person ... MORE
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Qualifying families will receive the maximum food stamp benefits for September, or an extra $95

New York residents enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will be getting maximum benefits this month. The state plans to receive $200 million for families on food stamps. The benefits for residents outside New York City will begin this week and ... MORE
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Here’s how Medicaid, food stamps run out of money immediately if Congress doesn’t raise debt limit

Several essential federal safety net programs like food stamps and Medicaid will lose funding if the U.S. debt ceiling is not raised. That was the warning message from the White House as debate continued about the future of a spending plan. President ... MORE
Food Stamps, Medicaid, News
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Is your household one of the 150,000 that now qualify for food stamps?

Residents that were affected by Hurricane Ida can get temporary food stamps through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. That means 150,000 higher income families that would not normally qualify in Louisiana can get assistance. Families will get one month worth of ... MORE
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Largest permanent boost to food stamps ever coming soon: How much will recipients get? USDA says $251 per month

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP has been keeping families fed throughout most of the pandemic. When economic lockdowns struck requests for SNAP benefits skyrocketed as jobless claims did the same. Since December 2020 SNAP recipients have been getting an extra ... MORE
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