CSPI's SNAP Policy Priorities for COVID-19

A SNAP expansion would help millions of Americans put food on the table, ease the burden on the charitable food system, and provide an immediate boost to local economies. Congress should prioritize the following:

1. Increase the maximum benefit available to all households by 15 percent (this would provide individuals with an average of an additional $25 per month).
2. Increase the minimum monthly benefit from $16 to $30.
3. Suspend implementation of all administrative rules that restrict access for millions of people to much-needed SNAP benefits.

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