Criminal Justice Reform Act change in SNAP benefits

Effective July 1, 2019:

  • Persons with a felony drug conviction are no longer banned from receiving SNAP benefits, if otherwise eligible.
  • Convicted drug felons who are currently a part of a SNAP household, will be automatically added to the SNAP benefit.
  • Those households, without other changes, will receive an increase in benefits for the month of July and thereafter.
  • No action is needed on the part of the SNAP households who currently consist of a convicted drug felon.
  • Anyone convicted of a drug felony who is not currently included in a SNAP household, can now apply and receive benefits if eligible.
2019-06-26T18:52:24+00:00