Millions of Americans have had help throughout the pandemic in the form of extra food stamps.
This is no different for the state of Michigan. The Department of Health and Human Services has announced an extra $95 for January.
Families already receiving food stamps will see at least $95 more dollars. This is on top of the payments they already received for January.
Over 1.2 million Michigan residents will see the payment. This benefits 700,000 households this month.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer shares that the state is doing everything it can to help. This includes helping struggling families put food on the table.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act lets the federal government provide more benefits to families that need them.
In Oct. the average amount families can receive was permanently raised by around $36 per person each month.
When extra food stamps go out
On Sunday, Jan. 16, the benefits will be loaded onto EBT cards.
These benefits are only available to those who regularly receive SNAP benefits, not P-EBT benefits.
Individuals can receive up to $250 while a family of 4 can see up to $835.
These states offer emergency benefits for January
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
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