NEW YORK STATE -- Millions of low-income families are seeing an increase in their food stamp benefits thanks to a class action lawsuit.
At the start of this month, the federal government cut the program's budget by 5 percent.
That amounted to $11 less per month for those on the program.
But last week, The Empire Justice Center posted a message on its website saying the State's Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance would begin restoring benefits.
The Center is a non-profit Law Firm and Advocacy Organization that assists those in need.
According to the center, tens of thousands of households across the state will receive extra funds due to a settlement.