Households eligible for the NJ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive at least $50 a month beginning in March to offset the conclusion of emergency allotments from the federal government. NJ Human Services Commissioner Sarah Adelman made the announcement January 19. The measure was signed by Governor Phil Murphy last June making New Jersey the first state to set a minimum SNAP benefit, requiring an $18 million investment in state funds. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 recently signed by President Biden ends federal SNAP emergency allotments on February 28. The U.S. Congress passed SNAP emergency allotments in March 2020 to help with the hardships of the COVID‐19 pandemic.
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