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Slight decrease for people on SNAP benefits

Posted at: 10/11/2013 6:06 PM
By: WNYT Staff

NewsChannel 13 has new information for people who receive benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Starting November 1st, each of you will be getting $11 less each month.

That is because the American Recovery and Reinvestment act is expiring.

Congress passed the act in 2009 to provide people on SNAP with a temporary boost to offset the economic downturn.