Some states are still suffering due to COVID-19, and they want to be sure their SNAP beneficiaries are cared for with food stamps.
This means they’re giving residents the maximum amount they can for benefits during the month of February.
A permanent increase was put into place last year in Oct. by the Biden administration.
This brought monthly benefits up by over $30 per person.
In Aug. 2021, AS reports that 9.3 million households, or over 21 million people, were on food stamps.
Which states are giving emergency food stamps for the month of February?
- District of Columbia
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- New Hampshire
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Maximum food stamps households can see
In 48 states, families with a household size of 4 can see a maximum of $835 per month.
In Alaska they can see as much as $1,664.
Hawaii has a max benefit of $1,573.
Guam’s max is $1,231, while the Virgin Islands is $1,074.
The states offering emergency benefits will likely change for March.