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.