Thirty states have decided on expanding their SNAP benefits for residents following the start of the pandemic.
In March the Biden administration expanded monthly benefits federally.
While the federal government funds SNAP benefits, how they’re given is up to the states themselves.
Related: Here are a few ways to save cash for Christmas if you’re on food stamp SNAP benefits
Here are the states choosing to expand benefits for those that need it in December
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Related: SNAP food stamp increase for seniors and disabled
Food stamps are given to those with an income that’s up to 130% of the poverty line.
This means the average income for one person to be eligible is just $12,880.
With benefits you could get some pretty specific discounts as well.
You could save 50% on a subscription for Amazon Prime by furnishing an EBT or Medicaid card.
Related: Your state may be giving an extra $95 in food stamp SNAP benefits ahead of Christmas
YMCA’s offer discounts to those that show they have SNAP benefits throughout their membership period.
This covers things like sports, child care, and camps for kids.
Many museums also offer discounts or free admission if you have an EBT card.
The average increase for food stamps was about $36.24 per person each month.
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