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Reductions in Food Stamps
Wednesday, 30 October 2013

October 30--  The Georgia Department of Human Services reports food stamp recipients will have their food stamp allotments reduced an average of five percent starting in November.

"Effective Nov 1, as mandated by federal law, food stamp recipients in Georgia will see a reduction of their monthly benefits.

The upcoming reduction is due to the end of the 2009 Recovery Act's temporary boost in funding to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It will impact every household that receives food stamps, beginning with the issuance of November benefits.

In Fiscal Year 2013, an average of 1.9 million Georgians received food stamps each month.

The impact will vary for each recipient, depending upon household size and income. On average, Georgia families will experience a 5 percent change in their monthly allotment.

Recipients will be notified of the specific change to their benefits via mail." 


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