Things at the grocery store are so much more expensive and they’re gonna cut our food stamps? Well, we’re going to have to start eating a little less
For example, a family of three with a net monthly income of $1,000 would have received approximately $440 in Snap benefits each month before the pandemic. With the help of emergency allotments, that same family could instead get $740 in Snap each month, the maximum benefit available for the household size. Meanwhile, a family of three with no income would have received $740 a month before the pandemic. With emergency allotments, that benefit rose to $835 monthly.
For Stevens, this policy translated to an additional $121 in food stamps each month. That money is now going away at the end of February.