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Government increases food assistance and snap benefits

Posted at 8:37 AM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 12:36:16-05

Federal lawmakers agree more relief is needed to help Americans with food assistance.

The number of Americans on food stamps or snap benefits has grown by more than 20% during the pandemic, so the government increased those benefits.

On average, SNAP households got about $246 a month in 2020.

President Biden's proposed relief plan hopes to extend the snap benefits increase through September.