SNAP households will see a reduction in monthly SNAP benefits beginning in March 2023 due to recent congressional action. SNAP stands for supplemental nutrition assistance program and the program is managed through the Department of Human Services.
Colorado recipients will see their monthly benefits come back down, after being temporarily raised during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eighteen states have already ended the temporary increases.
In the remaining 32 states, D.C., Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, which are still providing emergency allotments, March is the switch-over month. For households that also receive Social Security, their SNAP benefit may decrease because of their higher Social Security benefit.
Benefit amounts are calculated based on individual household circumstances. After February 2023, the average family of four on SNAP benefits can expect to see a reduction of $360 per month, or an average reduction of $90 per person, per month.
SNAP benefits are provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA Food and Nutrition Service.