Your state may be giving an extra $95 in food stamp SNAP benefits ahead of Christmas

Some states have opted to extend their food stamp support.

Support began when the COVID-19 pandemic spread, and it still continues.

$95 is the minimum amount that households needed to be given in April of 2021.

What families get depends on their household size.

Related: SNAP Benefits: What to do if your food stamps are late or rejected

44 states chose to extend their benefits programs and offer families additional support in Nov.

The federal public emergency level on top of many state emergency levels gave states the power to raise their food stamp maximum levels.

Many state of emergencies have ended, but states continue to offer support.

Related: Here are five things SNAP food stamp recipients can get besides food with their EBT card

22 states are continuing to extend benefits through Nov.

  • Arizona
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Related: How can I buy groceries online with SNAP food stamps?

Other states may announce before Dec. that they’re choosing to extend their benefits.

The amount people can get was increased permanently on Oct. 1, bringing in $36 more per person every month.

While SNAP benefits are federally funded, states run the program. Most people getting food stamps see eligibility begin at $12,880 for individual income.


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