Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Food stamp benefits increase about $20 per person

More than 1.8 million Floridians will receive an increase in food stamps starting today as part of the federal economic stimulus.

Food stamp benefits will go up by about $20-$24 a person per month. All food stamp households will benefit.

In February, 1,863,588 Floridians received food stamps — 31% more than in February of 2008.

Read the Bradenton Herald report here.

4 Comments:

At 2:40 PM, OpenID cflhomeless said...

Good news for so many - and very needed!

 
At 6:46 AM, Anonymous Imee said...

It's good that there's at least a couple of results being seen from the stimulus package. Many have been doubting that it's just another government scam but here we are with an increase in food stamp benefits, among a couple of other improved programs.

 
At 1:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was told by Food Stamps that since Im single with no children under 18 I will recieve only 67 a month in food stamps. Florida SUCKS!!!

 
At 10:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a single mom and raising my grandchild as well and was told I don't qualify for food stamps at all. But if I didn't work and sat home and did nothing I would qualify for all kinds of help!!! What is wrong with that....

 

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