Migrants in This City are Receiving Higher Monthly SNAP Benefits than Alabama Residents

In Alabama, a total of 761,100 residents were reported to have received SNAP Benefits in 2022, as stated by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP).

The Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) SNAP application states that a single household can receive a maximum monthly amount of $281 in SNAP benefits. Each additional person in the household can add $211, and the maximum number of household members used in determining SNAP benefit amounts is eight.

On February 5, 2024, Newsweek reported that migrants residing in New York City are now eligible for a recently introduced program. Under this program, they will receive a monthly allowance of $350 specifically designated for purchasing food and baby supplies.

According to an article in Newsweek, it was stated that:

Use is limited exclusively to local bodegas, grocery stores, supermarkets, and convenience stores to ensure that city funds are going to food and baby supplies. The Office of Mayor Eric Adams stressed that the cards will act similarly to SNAP benefits and Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards and that the program is a “cost saving measure” that will save the city $600,000 a month.

All participants in the program had to sign an affidavit, ensuring that the funds would be utilized for their intended purposes. It was made clear that any violation of this affidavit would result in immediate removal from the program.

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