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Food Stamps: Emergency SNAP benefits going to 33 states for April, but when?

In 33 states across the country millions of Americans will be benefitting from emergency food stamps being extended one more month.

grocery cart in an aisle filled with food stamp eligible foods

The extension will go through the month of April, giving millions of households more money on their EBT cards.

The emergency food stamps started at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 when millions lost their jobs.

Many states have started to phase out the emergency benefits, or have ended them altogether.


1.5 million Americans will see emergency benefits for another month

There are 33 states still offering emergency food stamps

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • New Hampshire
  • Ohio
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • New Jersey
  • Oregon
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

In March, 42 states offered the benefits.

The most a family of two will see each month is $459.

A family of 8 could see up to $1,504 at most.

41.5 million Americans use food stamps to feed their families every month.


Which states have ended emergency food stamps?

  • Nebraska
  • Tennessee
  • Minnesota

The only states that can still participate are those that still have an emergency declaration in place.

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