by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English
In fall 2005, Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma devastated areas along much of the Gulf Coast resulting in large increases in food stamp caseloads and benefits issued. In November 2005, the number of people receiving food stamps reached a record 29.7 million, or about 4 million more participants than just 3 months earlier. Most of the increase in caseloads occurred in the Gulf Coast States that were hardest hit by the hurricanes--Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. The hurricanes" impact on caseloads in these States, in terms of both magnitude and duration, varied widely. States that received large numbers of evacuees from hurricane-affected areas also experienced disproportionate increases in caseloads relative to the other States. This study estimates that the hurricanes increased total food stamp benefits issued by about $1.2 billion, with most of it going to people located in the five Gulf Coast States.
|Statement||Kenneth Hanson and Victor Oliveira.|
|Series||Economic research report / United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service -- no. 37., Economic research report (United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Economic Research Service) -- no. 37.|
|Contributions||Oliveira, Victor J., United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Economic Research Service.|
|LC Classifications||HV696.F6 H36 2007|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||v, 22 p. :|
|Number of Pages||22|
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Food stamp benefits are dependent on a household’s size, monthly income, and a maximum monthly benefit level. “In , the Food Stamp Program served almost 26 million Americans, and the average monthly food stamp benefit was $93 per person. The Federal Government’s Spending and Tax Actions in Response to the Gulf Coast. The most catastrophic effects of the season were felt on the U.S. Gulf Coast, where a foot storm surge from Hurricane Katrina on Aug , caused devastating flooding that inundated New Orleans, Louisiana, and destroyed most structures on the Mississippi coastline. Hanson, Kenneth & Oliveira, Victor, "The Gulf Coast Hurricanes' Effect On Food Stamp Program Caseloads And Benefits Issued," Economic Research Report , United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research e, Joanne F. & Variyam, Jayachandran N., "Can Food Stamps Do More to Improve Food Choices?An Economic Perspective-Nutrition . On Oct. 14, FNS approved a mass replacement waiver so that affected SNAP households in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Wakulla, and Washington counties in the state of Florida are able to replace food lost as a result of the hurricane. Florida issued mass replacement benefits on Oct. 17,