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SNAP benefits: what is the maximum amount recipients will receive in 2023?

SNAP benefits, which help Americans purchase food, have been higher this year. Here’s the maximum amount that the beneficiaries have been receiving in 2023.

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One of the main food aid programs provided by the United States government is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which provides benefits to low-income families to buy food using an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card.

Despite being a federal program, SNAP is administered by the states, so in order to claim benefits, it is necessary to apply with the state agency responsible for managing the program. Here is the directory of state agencies where you can request payments.

SNAP benefits are delivered in all 50 states of the United States and the District of Columbia. However, amounts awarded are different for the 48 contiguous US states, Alaska and Hawaii.

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SNAP benefits: what is the maximum amount recipients will receive in 2023?

The maximum monthly allowance for food benefits depends on the size of the household, the state the beneficiary is in, as well as other income factors. The amounts vary from one year to the next, coming into force on October 1, so the increase in payments for 2023 has already been in force for months and will end on September 30.

These are the maximum amounts awarded in the 48 contiguous United States, including the District of Columbia, depending on the number of family members:

  • 1 member: $281
  • 2 members: $516
  • 3 members: $740
  • 4 members: $939
  • 5 members: $1,116
  • 6 members: $1,339
  • 7 members: $1,480
  • 8 members: $1,691
  • Additional member: +$211

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For recipients living in Alaska, the maximum is $1,172 for urban families of 4, $1,494 for rural zone 1, and $1,819 for recipients living in Alaska rural zone 2. On the other hand, in Hawaii, the maximum is $1,794 for a family of 4. Here are the complete payout tables.