As the pandemic continues, many states are choosing to extend their funding of food stamps to their residents in the SNAP program.
Many residents can expect extra to be sent in February.
$1 billion per month began being provided in April by the federal government for SNAP benefits.
The funding from the federal government expired in Sept., but many states continued to give the extra benefits themselves.
Most families are seeing the additional money help them reach the maximum amount if they don’t already have it.
The minimum amount families will get is $95.
The Biden Administration permanently increased how much a person could get by around $36 in Oct.
This means on average, a person will see up to $157 per person.
The following states are giving extra food stamps to residents for the month of February
- New Jersey
- New Hampshire
- New York
- North Carolina
- New Mexico
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
While food insecurity was already a major issue in the U.S., the pandemic has only made it worse.