New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law that extends the emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
Emergency SNAP Benefits in New Jersey
Millions of Americans rely on emergency SNAP benefits during the wake of the pandemic to purchase nutritious food and meet their daily needs. In this time of increasing inflation rate, millions are calling to extend the emergency SNAP benefits.
In New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law that extends the emergency SNAP benefits that are about to end this month in the country. This will benefit most seniors in the state and people with disabilities.
According to a published report in Gothamist, the eligible residents will continue to receive a minimum amount of $95 in emergency SNAP benefits. During the pre-pandemic, the eligible recipients in the program received $50.
Gov. Phil Murphy Released a Statement Over Emergency SNAP Benefits
Gov. Phil Murphy said, “No one should ever have to wonder where their next meal will come from,” He also said on Wednesday after signing the new law that he hoped New Jersey is not the first and last to extend the emergency SNAP benefits.
In a published article in ABC7, he also explained, “As the federal government’s temporary boost to SNAP benefits comes to an end, we cannot ignore the significant impact this will have on households and communities throughout our state.”
Furthermore, it is estimated that around 770,000 people who depend on emergency SNAP benefits in New Jersey will lose the benefits if Gov. Murphy did not sign the state bill.