2022 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Rasoul
SNAP Increase for Elderly

Item 341 #9h

Item 341 #9h

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2023 $5,000,000 FY2024 $5,000,000 GF

Page 376, line 28, strike "$149,665,798" and insert "$154,665,798".
Page 376, line 28, strike "$149,665,798" and insert "$154,665,798".


(This amendment provides $20.4 million from the general fund and $1.1 million from nongeneral fund each year to address the food insecurity represented in SNAP participants aged 70 years of age and older, which have low SNAP participation (approximately 34 percent of those eligible are participating) and the amount of the household benefit is typically low. This funding provides an additional SNAP benefit beginning July 1, 2022 of $25 per month, per eligible elderly person. These supplemental benefits are in addition to the monthly benefit, which is loaded directly to the households EBT card and may only be used to purchase food authorized through SNAP.)