The 2009 Recovery Act’s temporary boost in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits ends on November 1, 2013, which will mean a benefit cut for each of the nearly 48 million SNAP recipients — 87% of whom live in households with children, seniors, or people with disabilities. The report includes state-by state- figures.
In New Jersey, the end of the temporary boost means:
A $90 million cut to the state
A total of 873,000 recipients (10% of the state population) affected:
364,000 children will be affected
195,000 elderly or people with disabilities will be affected
CBPP and Monarch Housing urges House and Senate members who are now beginning to negotiate a final Farm Bill to keep this benefit cut in mind as they consider, in reauthorizing the SNAP program, whether to make even deeper cuts.