Louisiana SNAP benefits increasing in October

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — SNAP benefits in Louisiana will be increasing starting Oct. 1 as the cost of food increases.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is increasing monthly allotments after reviewing data on food expenditures. A single-member household’s maximum benefit is increasing from $250 to $281 per month, according to the Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS).

SNAP benefit allotment increases according to household size:

1 – $281.00
2 – $516.00
3 – $740.00
4 – $939.00
5 – $1,116.00
6 – $1,339.00
7 – $1,480.00
8 0 $1,691.00

Each additional person: add $211.00


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