Food stamp benefits are set to increase on April 1 due to federal funding through the stimulus package.

Able-bodied Utah adults without dependent children will no longer be limited to using food stamps for just three months out of every 36.

http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10101.html

2/23/2009

MR #09.07: 2009 Stimulus Act – Increase in Maximum Food Stamp Benefit Amounts

Summary:

Effective April 1, 2009, the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act increased the following benefit amounts:

  • Maximum Monthly FS Benefit amounts increased by 13.6%.
  • Minimum benefit amount for a one and two person FS unit increases from $14 to $16.

The Gross and Net Monthly Income Standards have not changed.

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