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SNAP payments increasing starting on Friday

Average monthly benefits jump by 29.8 percent
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Posted at 7:16 AM, Oct 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-01 08:37:15-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Starting today, those receiving food stamps will have a little more money to spend.

The average monthly benefit per person will increase from $121 to $157.

It's the largest single increase in the program's history and will be about 25 percent over pre-pandemic levels.

The increase applies to all 42 million beneficiaries of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.