Florida Governor Increases Food Stamp Benefits

TALLAHASSEE, Florida – Florida Governor Ron Desantis announced during a press conference on Friday that he is increasing food stamp benefits due to the coronavirus.

“We are also going to direct the Department of Children and Families to submit a federal waiver to temporarily increase SNAP recipients’ benefits amounts to the maximum monthly allotment,” DeSantis said.

“So that will increase the allotment for a family of four from $449 per month to $509 a month. And that will impact hundreds of thousands of Floridians in a very difficult time.”

According to the Florida Department of Children and Families, these are the maximum benefit amounts for each household size:

1 $194
2 $355
3 $509
4 $646
5 $768
6 $921
7 $1,018
8 $1,164