A Review of CBO’s Estimate of the Effects of the Recovery Act on SNAP

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In 2009, the Recovery Act boosted monthly benefits for SNAP. The resulting increase in spending on SNAP benefits from 2009 to 2013 was greater than CBO had estimated. This report discusses that underestimate and the reasons for it.

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Corrections and Updates

On January 18, 2019, CBO reposted the report with minor corrections to the text and tables.