Adult Protective Services
Child Protective Services
Facts and Figures
SNAP benefits to decrease in November
October 22, 2013
MONTGOMERY- Families and individuals enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will see a decrease in their benefits beginning in November. The decrease is a result of the expiration of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) that went into effect in April of 2009.
SNAP Benefit amounts are determined by several factors such as income, household size and expenses, so the amount of the decrease will vary depending on individual circumstances. While many families and individuals do not receive the maximum benefit, a family of four receiving the maximum benefit will see their benefit decrease from $668 to $632 per month and an individual recipient receiving the maximum benefit will see a decrease from $200 to $189 per month.
Each household will receive a notice by mail that will tell them the exact amount of their benefits after the change has been made. They may also call 1-800-382-0499, after November 1, to find out the new amount of their monthly benefit.
SNAP benefits are funded with 100% federal dollars through the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service and may only be used to purchase food.
SNAP’s purpose is to improve nutrition by providing monthly benefits to eligible low-income households to help them buy the food they need for good health. All states operate the SNAP program according to regulations set forth by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Go to News
Go to Announcements
Georgia, Alabama sign unprecedented agreement to serve victims of child abuse and neglect
Leaders of child welfare agencies in Alabama and Georgia signed an agreement Friday that eliminates barriers for social workers seeking homes for vulnerable children on the two states’ border.
DHR Selected to Receive $41 Million Child Care Grant
Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday announced the Alabama Department of Human Resources, Child Care Services Division(DHR) has been selected to receive an Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership (EHSCCP) grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services totaling $8.3 million per year for five years.
View all News
TANF Caseload Reduction Credit Report FY 2016
2015 Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Integrated Work Support Program RFP Announcement
Employment and Training Program RFP Announcement
TANF Caseload Reduction Credit Report FY 2015
View all Announcements
Statements & Policies
View this page in Spanish