Food Stamps

Food stamp benefits to increase by more than 25% in October

By Ashraf Khalil and Josh Boak

President Joe Biden’s administration has approved a significant and permanent increase in the levels of food aid available to needy families — the largest single increase in the program’s history. Starting in October, average benefits for food stamps will rise more than 25% above pre-pandemic levels.

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