SNAP Income and Benefit Changes Happening on Oct. 1, 2023

Published on Monday, September 25, 2023

At the beginning of every federal fiscal year, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (USDA FNS) adjusts maximum Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, deductions and income eligibility standards. These adjustments are known as the “SNAP Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA).”

The SNAP COLA is based on changes in the cost of living and takes effect on October 1st of each year. Click here to learn the current income guidelines as well as the specific elements of the COLA that will change on October 1, 2023.