Published On: Wed, Oct 23rd, 2013

Food stamps cuts coming in November as stimulus expires, more cuts planned

Food stamps recipients may be surprised to learn they will be experiencing a cut in November as the boost from the 2009 stimulus bill will expire.

The USDA projects that the average monthly food stamp payment of approximately $272 per household will decline in November by $36 for a family of four.

20% of American households are on food stamps, equating to approximately 23.1 million homes and 47.6 individuals.

An EBT failure in October resulted in chaos at a Louisiana Wal-Mart leaving many wondering what will happen if the system ever collapses?

Even those the EBT recipients took advantage of the system an ABC News report detailed that the Louisiana Department of Children and Family services ruled Wal-Mart would be responsible for paying for unauthorized purchases because the retailer chose not to adhere to procedures limiting sales to $50 per cardholder during emergencies.

Many Republicans contend the food stamp budget, which has ballooned since the onset of the recession, needs to be cut further.

The GOP-led House of Representatives passed a bill in mid-September that would eliminate about $39 billion from the SNAP budget over the next decade, while the Democratic majority in the Senate has supported about $4 billion in cuts.

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