Did you know: SNAP benefits decrease for Oklahomans

Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits decreased for all Oklahomans on Friday.
by Jaclyn Cosgrove Modified: November 4, 2013 at 9:56 am •  Published: November 2, 2013
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Families will receive less

Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits decreased for all Oklahomans on Friday. The decrease was triggered by the expiration of the federal stimulus package, which called for increased benefits starting in 2009. As a result of the stimulus expiration, a family of four with no income will now receive $36, or 5.4 percent, less each month in SNAP benefits.

SNAP benefits

by the numbers

• 629,000 Oklahomans received SNAP benefits in August

• 637,400 Oklahomans received such benefits in September, an increase of nearly 8,500 over the previous month

• 40 percent of Oklahomans receiving SNAP benefits are wage earners

• 44 percent of Oklahomans receiving such benefits are children

• About 96,000 of the households receiving food stamps have at least one person who lives there that is elderly and/or disabled.

• 290,000 households in Oklahoma receive SNAP benefits

SOURCE: OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT

OF HUMAN SERVICES


by Jaclyn Cosgrove
Medical and Health Reporter
Jaclyn Cosgrove writes about health, public policy and medicine in Oklahoma, among other topics. She is an Oklahoma State University graduate. Jaclyn grew up in the southeast region of the state and enjoys writing about rural Oklahoma. She is...
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