Pandemic SNAP benefits end for thousands of Georgian families – WSB-TV Channel 2

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ATLANTA — On Tuesday, June 1, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will return to normal levels in Georgia.

This means that thousands of Georgian families will no longer have access to additional SNAP benefits.

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Pandemic benefits helped families pay for groceries and added an additional $75 to their total monthly budget. It also made more people eligible for benefits.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a month-long transition period in May for Georgia to transition from pandemic to non-pandemic SNAP benefit levels.

In March 2020, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to address the negative economic impacts of COVID-19.

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This law allowed states to waive certain eligibility requirements and add a minimum of $95 to each SNAP household’s monthly benefit.

Starting in June, every SNAP household in Georgia will receive benefits based on the usual factors to determine eligibility, including household size, income and deductions.

With this change, each SNAP household’s benefits will vary based on their income and costs.

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