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Michigan Families Eligible for Food Assistance (SNAP) To Receive $95 More

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Eligible families in Michigan will receive additional benefits on SNAP. (Photo: KSLA)

Michigan families who are eligible to receive the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive an additional $95.

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Eligible families in Michigan will receive additional benefits on SNAP. (Photo: KSLA)

Eligible Michigan Families To Receive $95 Food Assistance

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or also known as food assistance plays a very important role for residents in Michigan. This helps them to buy their groceries and meet their daily needs amidst the increasing inflation rate.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced on Tuesday that an amount of $95 will be added to eligible Michigan families. It is estimated that around 1.3 million Michiganders in more than 700,000 households will benefit from this program.

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Michigan Governor’s Statement Over SNAP Benefits

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said, “This extra $95 will help families get a little breathing room as we enter the holiday season. I will continue to work with anyone at the federal and state level to help Michiganders put food on the table and keep their hard-earned dollars to pay for other critical household expenses.”

According to a report published in Detroit Free Press, the additional benefits for food stamps will be credited through Bridge Cards until Nov. 21. Additionally, the added benefit will show as a separate payment from the benefits that were already loaded this month.

Inflation Rate Continues To Increase

Since this time last year, food inflation has been soaring high and continues to increase. Due to recent double-digit price increases for groceries, consumers have been spending more. The price of food is rising at its quickest rate in forty years.

According to the monthly Consumer Price Index data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) issued on Thursday, the cost of groceries increased 12.4% in October over the previous 12 months. Four out of the six food-related categories that the BLS tracks saw an increase in price in October. Over the last year, the price of cereals, bread goods, dairy products, and similar items climbed by more than 15%, while the price of meats, poultry, fish, and eggs increased by 8%.

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