Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey recently signed into law bill A5086, which increases the state’s minimum SNAP benefits.
The program formerly known as “food stamps” is now known as “SNAP.”
All New Jersey SNAP households will start receiving at least $95 per month beginning March 1. This is an increase of $45 from the previous year’s state minimum.
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Murphy stated that the COVID pandemic-related increase in SNAP benefits provided by the federal government will end on February 28.
It would be irresponsible of us to discount the far-reaching effects this would have on people all over our state “. he made some comments. No one should ever be hungry or insecure about their ability to provide for themselves.
New Jersey is at the forefront of the effort to provide families with the resources they need to keep food on the table by mandating a minimum monthly SNAP benefit of $95.
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The governor has stated that if a family is approved for less than $95 in monthly SNAP benefits, they will receive both their federal benefit and a state supplement to bring them up to the new minimum amount.
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There are 64,000 SNAP households in New Jersey.
“We know overwhelmingly that a better nourished and more food secure New Jersey makes for a stronger one,” said Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, D-Middlesex.”