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.


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


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.