Ops Memo 2013-54: SNAP Benefit Decrease due to End of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)


In April 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), commonly known as the Stimulus package, helped improve food security for many people affected by the recession. The extra benefits provided by ARRA will end on October 31, 2013. All SNAP benefits will be recalculated using the new eligibility standards. The impact of the ARRA recalculation will cause a decrease in SNAP benefits in November.

This Operations Memo includes the new SNAP maximum benefit amounts and sample notice DTA is sending to SNAP recipients the end of October 2013. 

NOTE: For client and other advocacy materials on the ARRA SNAP cuts, go to www.masslegalservices.org/ARRA   Included as attachments below are DTA's sample SNAP reduction notices with highlights, also inlcuded in this Ops Memo 2013-54. 

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DTA Ops Memo 2013-54 SNAP ARRA Decrease.pdf (102.93 KB) 102.93 KB
SNAP ARRA Decrease DTA NOTICES - November 2013.pdf (105.05 KB) 105.05 KB