$179 emergency SNAP food stamp benefit APPROVED for 300,000 families next month

THOUSANDS of Americans in South Carolina on average will receive $179 worth of food stamps next month.

More than 300,000 households on status will get aid to help buy groceries.

Thousands of Americans in South Carolina will continue to receive food stamps in February


Thousands of Americans in South Carolina will continue to receive food stamps in FebruaryCredit: Getty

It is still unknown if food stamps, or SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) will be mailed to eligible recipients after February, according to WMBF.

A spokesman for Governor Henry McMaster said decisions will be made on a monthly basis.

In December, the McMaster administration extended benefits to January.

It’s more than one million Americans in Michigan expected to benefit from their food benefit grant being increased by $95.

Benefits were added to the Bridge Card from January 15 to January 24.

This increase shows up as a separate payment rather than the benefits already loaded on the accounts.

Eligible Americans are not required to apply for additional assistance.

And, thousands of other Americans in Oregon will receive additional food stamps after bosses in the state raised the income limit to $3,660 for a family of three.

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Officials earlier this month increased the limit for SNAP benefits to 200% of the federal poverty level.

Families can continue to participate in the food stamp program until their income is more than 250 percent of the federal poverty level. The previous threshold was 185 percent, Annals report.

This increase is expected to benefit about 18,000 new households in the state.

Complainants may also use electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card to potentially get discounts on Amazon and broadband bills.

Amazon Prime Membership Available For food stamp claimant with discount.

If you verify with Amazon that you receive EBT or Medicaid benefits, you may be eligible for a $5.99 per month Prince membership, which includes free two-day shipping and access to Free streaming access.

Prime usually costs $12.99 per month.


The affordable connection program offers discounts of up to $30 per month on internet service to eligible households, including those claiming food stamps.

Many museums across the country will offer free or discounted admission to recipients who present their EBT card.

Benefits received by SNAP permanently increase in October last year.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published revised nutritional guidelines for Economical food plan (TFP), boosted the average pre-pandemic SNAP benefit amount.

Food stamps increases by an average of $36 per person, rising to as much as $157 per month, according to the USDA.

However, the amount sent to the recipient depends on family size and residency status.

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