Annual SNAP Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Goes into Effect October 1, 2023

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Recent Changes Benefit Amounts


SNAP Benefits Increase With Cost of Living

Beginning October 2023, most SNAP recipients will see an increase in their monthly benefits due to a raise in the maximum household benefit level.

The chart demonstrates the new maximum benefit rates, effective October 1, 2023.

Please Note: Not all households receive the maximum benefit amount. The SNAP calculation is based primarily on income, allowable deductions, and household size.



Each year, the federal government adjusts SNAP benefit amounts to keep pace with inflation. This is known as the annual Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA). The cost of living adjustment can cause benefits to increase OR decrease annually.  Massachusetts also received approval to include increased heating/utilities costs in determining the SNAP benefits amount. 

Read more about the 2023 COLA from DTA


If you are a Massachusetts resident and have general questions about your benefits, or would like to get pre-screened to determine if you are eligible for SNAP or get help applying for SNAP today, call Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline at 1.800.645.8333 or Live chat a counselor online using the chat feature at the bottom of this page.

If you have specific questions about your benefits, contact DTA through the DTA Assistance line at 1-877-382-2363.

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Project Bread is an official SNAP Outreach Partner of The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA).

As a SNAP Outreach Partner of DTA, Project Bread's role is to make it easier for people in Massachusetts to get SNAP and help anyone having trouble applying.