How SaverLife Helped a Family on SNAP Benefits Survive 

February 2019

When the government shutdown hit in early January, SaverLife Saver Erica from Augusta, Georgia, learned she would only receive $40 to help pay for the apartment she lives in with her two sons, Ethan, age four, and Dimitri, almost two. This was a 90% reduction from the $400 per month she had been receiving, increasing her monthly rent obligation from $194 to $554.

Fortunately, Erica had an emergency savings fund to help fill the gap.

Erica’s experience highlights the experiences of many SaverLife members. To learn more and read the rest of Erica’s story, check out this month’s Big Data on Small Savings.

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