SNAP Bonuses End in Last Remaining States

Federal bonuses to SNAP benefits enacted during the pandemic ended in the remaining 32 states Wednesday, including New York, after 18 states ended the program earlier this year, reports PIX News.

Under the program, those eligible for SNAP received up to $200 a month in aid for buying groceries.

During the pandemic, people who were covered by Medicaid remained in the program even if they earned more money than permitted under the program’s guidelines; that freeze on eligibility requirements is set to expire this year, too.

Over 41 million Americans received SNAP benefits in 2021.

SNAP recipients who are on Social Security might see a reduction in their SNAP benefits, because Social Security is counted towards disqualifying income, but the federal Food and Nutrition Service says that the extra 8.7% increase in Social Security benefits should offset the loss.

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