million people in Illinois who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program (SNAP) will see their food aid cut this fall when a
temporary benefit increase as part of the 2009 American Reinvestment and
Recovery Act ends.
Illinois SNAP recipients will see their
collective benefits slash by $220 million once the temporary increase
expires October 31, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Starting in November, a family of three can expect to
see a $29 reduction in monthly SNAP benefits. That's a $319 cut from this coming November through September 2014, the end of the federal fiscal year.
Benefits will be reduced $11 for a single-person household, $20 for a
two-person household and $36 for a family of four. Read more »