BUT THE PEOPLE WHO PAY FOR IT WON’T: Coloradans receiving SNAP benefits to purchase food will see significant increase a month starting Friday.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – Heads up SNAP recipients! Starting Friday, you will receive a significant increase a month on your benefits.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low-income households in Colorado purchase food. On October 1st, Coloradans participating in SNAP will see their monthly benefits increase by an average of $36.24 per person per month, or $1.19 per day.

“It is a significant amount compared to what usually happens on October 1st. It is adjusted annually but usually it’s like a dollar to a two dollar adjustment so it’s very low. Some years there’s not really an adjustment at all,” said SNAP manager Teri Chasten.

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