SNAP UPDATES ARE COMING IN MARCH, 2023
You may have heard about some upcoming changes to SNAP benefits. Let's take a quick look at what SNAP benefits are, what's changing, and how that may impact you.
SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It's part of a federal nutrition program to help low-income households purchase food. SNAP provides a monthly benefit that helps families and individuals buy the groceries they need to eat and stay healthy. The benefit is based on income, resources, and the number of individuals in the household.
Since the pandemic's start in March 2020, Colorado SNAP households have been getting extra monthly benefits. These additional benefits are called "emergency allotments." Most households have been getting this on top of their regular SNAP benefits. Congress authorized these emergency allotments, but they are temporary and will end in March. February will be the last month that households will receive an emergency allotment.
This change may have a significant impact on some households. Here are some common tips on how to prepare for the upcoming reduction:
Aging Resources plans to help offset these additional costs to Douglas County older residents in the following ways:
If you have further questions about any of our programs or want to receive information on food resources, give us a call and speak to one of our aging experts.
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