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SNAP Benefits Make a Cut in Oklahoma

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Oklahoma Department of Human Services decreases Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits Nov. 1. The increased benefits under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will end Oct. 31. Those benefits were added to help with recession.

Oklahoma will lose $66 million in revenue from this November to September 2014.  A family of four with no income receiving SNAP benefits will lose $36 per month.

In August, Oklahoma set a record high with 628,956 people on SNAP. The program is intended as a “supplement” and DHS wants recipients to prepare for cuts.