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SNAP Benefits 2023: Allotment Changes in 32 States— See If Yours Is One of Them!

SNAP Benefits 2023 [Photo: KSLA]
SNAP Benefits 2023 [Photo: KSLA]

The allotments for SNAP benefits 2023 have reportedly changed in 32 of the U.S. states. In this article, read and find out if your state is one of them!

SNAP Benefits 2023 [Photo: Brookings]

SNAP Benefits 2023 [Photo: Brookings]

On March 1, 32 states in the U.S. have started cutting the emergency allotments in their SNAP benefits 2023. The U.S. Department of Agriculture states that these cuts will affect over 30 million Americans who have joined the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Even California who has 5.1 million SNAP benefits recipients, the greatest among all U.S. states, has faced the cuts this year.

According to Picchi, the emergency allotments in the SNAP benefits 2023 are improved SNAP benefits as the COVID-19 pandemic began. Unfortunately, even though the U.S. is already more stable recently than in 2020, several households are still struggling with the high costs of food purchases. Reportedly, the cost of groceries increased by up to 11.3% last January compared to 2022.

READ ALSO: Newsbreak: Millions Of Low-Income Americans Risk Hunger As Pandemic Food Aid Ends And SNAP Benefits Face Cuts

32 States Cutting SNAP Benefits 2023

An article on Forbes states that these changes in SNAP benefits 2023 were because of a provision in the 2023 Omnibus spending bill that was signed into law in December 2022. 18 U.S. states have reportedly ended their emergency allotments earlier than March. Nonetheless, the remaining 32 states still have ended theirs on March 1.

  • Alabama
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

The cuts on SNAP benefits 2023 led to a decrease of at least $95 each month. However, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities states that several households could face SNAP benefits cuts worth $250 or more.

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