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Food Stamp Recipients to See Cuts

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Americans who rely on food stamps will see a reduction in their monthly benefits starting this Friday.

The reduction is due to the end of the 2009 Recovery Act's temporary boost in funding to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP.

"It will impact every household that receives food stamps, beginning with the issuance of November benefits," said Georgia Department of Human Services spokesperson Erica Williams.

In Fiscal Year 2013, an average of 1.9 million Georgians received food stamps each month.

The impact will vary for each recipient, depending upon household size and income.

On average, Georgia families will experience a 5 percent change in their monthly allotment.

Affected clients will be notified of the specific change to their benefits via mail.

For more information visit http://dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov/food-stamps .

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