Millions of Americans rely heavily on food stamps, now more than ever thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Certain qualifying individuals will soon be receiving payments worth up to $1,504.
During the pandemic, many states participated in an emergency SNAP benefits program.
This helped provide Americans with even more food as inflation increased dramatically.
Emergency food stamps
Through the SNAP program, Americans in need of assistance may qualify for emergency food stamps worth up to $1,504.
Following the emergency food stamps, individuals will go through a screening process to show their need for the benefits.
This will include looking at household income, family size, and other deciding factors.
Many Americans have received emergency food stamps in addition to their regular monthly benefits throughout the pandemic.
About half the states in the country issued at least $95 extra dollars to their residents for the month of January.
How long will it take to get food stamps after I apply?
41.5 million Americans receive SNAP benefits right now.
The benefits are paid out to individuals on the same day every month depending on the state they live in.
You can only apply in the state that you reside in.
The program is designed to pay for food for families that cannot afford it. It covers around 60% of their food expenses.
Benefits are paid with an EBT card, which works similarly to a debit card and can be used at participating retailers.