At the end of September, many states will cease the extra money given towards food stamps.
This comes after the government assisted Americans with food as the pandemic impacted the US economy.
Prior to the pandemic, benefits from food stamps was $4 per person a day. When the crisis arose, it increased to $ 7 per person a day.
According to a study by the Urban Institute, if you take away the additional 15% given, usual benefits aren’t a huge amount. In fact, they say it is less than low-income food expenses in 96% of counties country-wide.
Additionally, lowering the food stamp benefits is occurring at a time when people are still dealing with financial concerns. It also comes as the delta variant spreads rapidly in the US.