Beginning November 1, 2013, Food Stamp benefits for households will go down. The Food Stamp program's temporary increase from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) will end October 31, 2013 and every household on Food Stamps will likely see a smaller amount after that date.

The chart below shows the change in Food Stamps amounts a participant will get each month beginning November 1, 2013. The actual amount may vary based on household circumstances. Participants will get a letter in October showing the new amount they will receive starting in November.

Household size October 2013 November 2013
1 $200 $189
2 $367 $347
3 $526 $497
4 $668 $632