Some Key Changes Coming To The SNAP Benefits Program This Year

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has seen significant changes in recent months, with both benefit increases and adjustments to eligibility criteria. As the largest federal nutrition assistance program, SNAP provides vital support to low-income individuals and families through Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards.

Following the signing of the Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA) by President Joe Biden in June, eligibility requirements have undergone modifications. The FRA includes provisions such as gradually increasing the age limit for “able-bodied adults without dependents” (ABAWD) and expanding exemptions from the ABAWD time limit.

Additionally, the income threshold for SNAP eligibility has been defined as not exceeding 130% of the federal poverty level. Furthermore, in accordance with the cost of living adjustments (COLA) for 2024, maximum allotments have increased for various regions, ensuring continued support for those in need across the United States and its territories.

Reporting for WGRT – Choze Powell