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Biden Administration to Boost SNAP Food Benefits by 25%

HeadlineAug 16, 2021

The Biden administration has approved the largest increase in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — known as SNAP — in the program’s history. Under the plan, monthly food assistance benefits will rise from $121 per person to $157 — a 25% increase. The Biden administration says the boost in benefits will improve people’s diets and will greatly reduce child hunger. About one in eight U.S. residents relies on food assistance.

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