Increase in Monthly SNAP Benefits
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it has updated the Thrifty Food Plan (TFP), which is used to set Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit levels. USDA recently re-evaluated the TFP, used to set SNAP benefits, which increased the purchasing power of the plan by 21% for the first time since it was introduced in 1975. As a result, the average SNAP benefit – excluding additional funds provided as part of pandemic relief – will increase by $36.24 per person, per month, or $1.19 per day, for Fiscal Year 2022 beginning on October 1st, 2021.
USDA Modernizes the Thrifty Food Plan, Updates SNAP Benefits | USDA-FNS