The amount of money being allocated to the needy is being decreased in April
Those who receive Food Assistance, formerly known as Food Stamps, can expect to see fewer benefits beginning in April.
The decrease is the result of a statewide decrease in the Standard Utility Allowance (SUA), which is a fixed amount established by the Federal Government. The new amount of the SUA is $533 down from $599.
Costs of utilities from the last adjustment in 2010 have decreased on average, thus lowering the standard and benefit amount.