Food stamp benefits cut for 3.6 million people - FOX 35 News Orlando

Food stamp benefits cut for 3.6 million people

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Millions of Floridians who rely on food stamps are about to see changes to their benefits. Starting Nov. 1 the state will cut the S.N.A.P. program by3.6 million Floridians.

Food stamp benefits were raised four years ago, but now state officials are trying to deal with soaring debt.

It's reported that nearly half of food stamp recipients are children and another 35 percent are elderly or disabled. About $275 worth of S.N.A.P. benefits are now given per month, the decrease will be $36 a month, which amounts to $425 less per year.

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