Monday, April 2, 2012

Food Stamp usage remains at record levels for Americans on welfare

January brought another month of reports on government welfare and benefits, and while there wasn't a large climb in new claims for food stamps and SNAP programs, usage of this program remains at all-time record levels for Americans.

And while the actual number of recipients declined by a whisper, the number of households actually receiving benefits increased to a new record of 22.2 million. Lastly, the average monthly benefit per household slide to a multi-year low of $277.27. - Zerohedge


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