PAN beneficiaries will get the increase this September

Participants in the Nutrition Assistance Program (PAN) will receive an increase in their benefits this September as part of a $103 million reallocation of resources before the end of the federal fiscal year.

These resources, already reflected in the accounts of program participants, will be available today, September 4, 2023, the normal dates of the monthly release, it was reported.

Older adults who participate in the PAN program receive a higher percentage of their benefits, as do residents of the municipalities of Vieques and Culebra. For those over 60, the maximum benefit for September is $288, with municipal residents receiving $306 and those over 60 receiving $339. Likewise, for example, a family of one (1) person will receive a maximum benefit for September of $255, while a family of four (4) will receive a maximum benefit of $854.

“It is an essential part of our public policy to provide this assistance to the most vulnerable and equally to those seeking opportunities for continued training and development. Each of these families will receive approximately 55 percent more of their monthly benefits for September. This is an important help to ensure that they maintain good health and well-being,” said Governor Pedro Pierluisi. Said about giving concessions.

Currently the PAN scheme supports 755,163 households, including 404,276 adults above 60 years of age; 216,193 have income from work and 83,544 have some form of disability.

For his part, the Secretary of the Family Department, Ciení Rodríguez Troche, said, “One of the great advantages of the food aid program is the redistribution of funds. Before the end of the fiscal year, if it is found that savings have been made in the administrative or project areas, the funds can be redistributed among the participants of the program, giving priority to them, especially when it comes to the elderly. Making PAN one of the federal programs with the most direct support for participants.

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Participants do not need to go through any paperwork to get these resources that come directly to their family card. Alberto Fradera, Administrator of the Administration for the Socioeconomic Development of the Family (ADSEF), reminded participants that the beneficiary review process is still active and they can use the ADSEF digital platform to carry out their process. Local Office of Family Department. “It is important that every family goes through this review process so that they can continue to receive PAN benefits. Now it is an easy and quick process using Access in ADSEF Digital”.

For more information, citizens can call the PAN helpline on the back of their card, call 311 or visit the local ADSEF office near their community.

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