Temporary SNAP Benefit Enhancement Ends November 1

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provided a temporary increase in benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP; formerly known as the food stamp program). Under ARRA, that temporary enhancement is scheduled to end on November 1, 2013. As a result, every household receiving SNAP will experience a benefit reduction. A household of one will see an $11 cut in monthly benefits, a household of two will see a $20 cut in monthly benefits, a household of 3 will see a $29 cut in monthly benefits, and a household of four will see a $36 cut in monthly benefits. Learn more from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.