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SNAP Updates - Temporary COVID-19 Assistance
COVID-19 SNAP Benefits Changes, Explained
What You Need to Know
There have been a lot of changes to SNAP since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and we know it's confusing. Here is a breakdown of some information in answer to many questions we have received.
A 15% Increase in maximum SNAP allotments has been federally approved through September 2021, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
SNAP Emergency AllotmentsSNAP emergency allotments (also known as Supplements) are federally approved on a month-by-month basis, depending on the state’s status in recovering from the coronavirus pandemic.
**NEW** SNAP Emergency Allotment minimum of $95Starting in April 2021, for each month that SNAP Emergency Allotments (also known as Supplements; see above) are federally approved, households that receive less than $95 in supplemental benefits will be bumped up to $95 in supplemental benefits (on top of your regular SNAP issuance amount).
What this means: