MILLIONS of SNAP recipients will continue to get emergency benefits in May.
During Covid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) granted a benefit bump to assist struggling households.
The financing proposal was unveiled in April 2021, and it provides an additional $1 billion each month to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), which manages SNAP.
The monies were supposed to expire in September 2021, but they’ve been renewed numerous times since then.
The most recent public health emergency was set to conclude on April 15 but was extended for another 90 days.
This implies that states that are still giving emergency food stamp allotments can continue to do so.
The amount of additional funds available to qualifying families is determined by their family size.
The smallest amount that may be provided is $95.
Nebraska and Tennessee are two states that have already phased off the extra benefit.
Meanwhile, some continue to provide emergency allotments until the end of May.
May’s SNAP Emergency
For this month, the following states, including Washington, DC, are giving extended SNAP benefits:
- New Hampshire is a state in the United States.
- New Jersey (NJ)
- New Mexico (NM)
- New York
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- West Virginia is a state in the United States.
In Guam, SNAP participants will also get an emergency allocation for May.
Even if your state isn’t on the list, it could authorize emergency assistance in the coming weeks.
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How can you become eligible for SNAP?
If you want to apply for SNAP, you must do it in the state where you are presently residing.
Although each state has its own application form, the agents at your local SNAP program should be able to assist you with the application process.
People with gross incomes up to 130 percent of the federal poverty level are often eligible for SNAP.
Your SNAP benefits will also be determined by the size of your family and the state in which you live.
The maximum allocation for a family of four, for example, is $835.