MILLIONS of SNAP beneficiaries will continue to receive emergency food stamp allocations.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in at least 18 states will continue to send additional money in July on top of a recipient’s monthly benefits.
The amount a household receives varies by size, but $95 is the minimum amount households must give each month on top of the regular SNAP benefit amount.
The money is deposited into an EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card.
SNAP benefits can be used to purchase groceries for your family at authorized stores.
There are also a number of online retailers that accept SNAP.
Emergency Allocation Changes
For much of the pandemic, SNAP agencies across the country provided emergency quotas (EA) each month.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA), which oversees SNAP, has so far extended the public health emergency until July 15, 2022, but it may be extended again.
In the meantime, some states such as Nebraska and Tennessee have already abolished this additional benefit.
States can do this when the state emergency or disaster declaration has expired or is due to expire in the current month.
The amount of extra money eligible families can receive depends on family size.
The minimum amount listed is $95.
Meanwhile, some are still paying out emergency grants through July.
Emergency SNAP for July
Emergency quotas are offered in Washington, DC and the following states:
If your state isn’t on the list, it may still grant emergency benefits in the coming days and weeks.
The Sun will continue to update the list.
How do you qualify for SNAP?
Across the US, more than 41.5 million Americans receive SNAP benefits each month.
You must apply for SNAP in the state where you live and meet certain bank balance limits.
The total amount of SNAP benefits your household receives each month is called an allocation.
SNAP households are expected to spend approximately 30% of their own resources on food.
According to the USDA, the maximum monthly allocation is based on household size.
For example, the maximum allotment for a family of four is $835.
Each state has a different application form and process.
The benefits are paid out on a specific day of the month depending on the federal state.
The Sun explains when you must recertify to continue receiving SNAP benefits.
Also find out why not all grocery stores accept SNAP EBT cards.
https://www.the-sun.com/money/5616183/food-stamps-snap-emergency-allotment-july/ Food stamp applicants in 18 states will receive at least $95 in additional SNAP benefits in July – see if yours is on the list