Kentucky food stamp recipients facing cuts
Kentuckians who rely on government benefits to buy groceries will have less money to spend beginning November 1st.
According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the cuts will likely be $29.00 per month for a family of three and $36.00 per month for a family of four. The total cuts are estimated to save the government $5 billion in the fiscal year 2014.
The cuts are due primarily to time running out on the 2009 Recover Act's temporary boost to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. More than 850,000 Kentuckians participate in the program. Efforts to extend the program beyond its November 1st ending have stalled in Congress.