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Food Stamp Cuts Take Effect

Posted by wlpo on November 1, 2013

CHICAGO (AP) – More than 2 million low-income Illinoisans who receive food stamps will soon see their benefits cut.

Beginning Friday, a temporary increase in food stamp dollars from the 2009 economic stimulus will expire. The change will affect more than 47 million Americans.

The Illinois Hunger Coalition says about 349,000 seniors and 886,000 children statewide will be affected. A single person on food stamps will see an $11 dollar cut while a family of four will get $36 dollars less a month.

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