Upcoming changes for SNAP participants in October
Participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program should expect two changes to program benefits beginning in October.
Most SNAP participants will see a slight increase in their monthly benefit for the following reasons:
- On September 30, the 15% increase in SNAP benefits provided as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 will end
- Starting in October, benefits will increase due to the recent re-evaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan
The updated Thrifty Food Plan will increase participants’ pre-pandemic benefit amounts, before the 15% increase.