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Are states giving Americans more emergency food stamp SNAP benefits in January?

When the pandemic began in March of 2020, emergency food stamps were provided to millions of Americans.

Oregon is one state that plans to extend their emergency food stamps to residents when 2022 begins.

According to the Oregon Department of Human Services, 382,000 residents will gain $61 million more in food stamp benefits collectively.

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The households receiving the emergency benefits can expect them Jan. 11, 2022 for the month of January.

The goal is to help support residents that still aren’t meeting their basic needs, an issue caused by the pandemic.

Oregon Department of Human Services, Self-Sufficiency Program, Dan Haun, explained that the goal was to continue necessary support for residents still in need.

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He urged residents that still needed help to call 211 and reach out to the Oregon Food Bank to get added support.

Those who are new to the SNAP program in Oregon can expect their emergency funds Jan. 29 or Feb. 2.

Those already collecting food stamps will see them directly loaded onto their EBT cards.

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