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Food assistance increases 15%

 

January 15, 2021



Minnesotans on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and other food assistance programs who are receiving the maximum amount will soon see a 15-percent increase in monthly food benefits. They do not need to do anything additional to receive this increase.

The federal Consolidated Appropriations Act in Congress increased the maximum SNAP benefit amount by 15 percent starting Jan. 1 and running through June 30. It means a family of four receiving the maximum benefit will receive $782, an increase of $102.

Minnesota provides state-funded food benefits through the Minnesota Family Inv...



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