Families who receive food stamps will see a reduction in benefits after the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program was cut by about 7 percent beginning in November. The figures below show how the monthly benefit will change for families who qualify for the maximum allotment, based on income.

Gross income Rate per New

eligibility month now rate

Family of four:

$2,552 $668 $632

Family of three:

$2,116 $526 $497

Family of two:

$1,681 $367 $347

Family of one:

$1,245 $200 $189

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture

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