The amount people are getting because in many cases ( not all) it is an insanely high amount. When we got it our family of 4 got $540 a month. We spent 6 months on them and then DH got a better job and we went back to only spending $350 a month. I admit it was hard to go from 540 to 350 again. there were many nights we were eating beans instead of chicken or fish going 'man, I sure miss the food stamps'
I almost think it would be better to cut the amount offered to a reasonable amount to feed a family who shops carefully (because chances are once back on their feet their budget will not allow for the same amount in groceries) and add required nutrition and budgeting classes. It could be a once ever 3-6 month thing but make it mandatory to keep the benefits. It seems then we are giving them a hand up and not a hand out. I feel like it would teach people how to make better choices with their food and their money.
I may be off base and I am sure their are flaws but after my experience I feel this would be more beneficial...
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