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: