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Georgians To Receive Increase In Food Stamp Benefits

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Georgia households currently receiving Food Stamp benefits will see an increase in those benefits beginning in April.

The increase is the result of the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was designed to create jobs, restore economic growth and strengthen America’s middle class. The legislation provides funds that protect those in greatest need, including Food Stamp recipients.

Additional Food Stamp benefits will be automatically added to EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) cards after April 1. The amount of the benefit increase depends on the size of a household.

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Most households will receive the following Food Stamp benefit increase each month:

Number of People in Household - Additional Monthly Benefits

1 - $24
2 - $44
3 - $63
4 - $80
5 - $95
6 - $114
7 - $126
8 - $144

Georgia citizens can apply for Food Stamps by contacting their local Department of Family and Children Services or by visiting online at compass.ga.gov .