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SNAP Benefits Increase Beginning in October

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The average benefits for food stamps recipients are increasing by the largest amount in history this month.

The average Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit – excluding funds from pandemic-related relief -- increases by $36.24 per person per month. The pandemic-related 15% increase ended Thursday.

The average benefit will be about $169 per person.

States will automatically make the changes, so recipients do not need to take any action

The increase to the non-pandemic SNAP benefit amounts is permanent.

Find more details about the increase here.

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