Nebraskans who participate in the state's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will see a decrease in their benefits on Nov. 1.
That's because the federal funds provided in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, also known as the stimulus, will be eliminated when the act expires, said Thomas Pristow, director of Children and Family Services in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
The nutrition program used to be known as the food stamp program.
The amount of benefits each eligible family receives depends on factors including income, household size and expenses. Benefits for a Nebraska family of four with no income will decrease by $36 on Nov. 1 if there are no other changes in their case, the HHS said in a press release.
Most households receiving food stamps got a slight cost-ญof-living increase on Oct. 1. More than 181,000 Nebraskans participate in the program.