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Food Stamps: 7 states extend emergency SNAP benefits for May 2022

Millions of Americans have been benefitting from the emergency food stamps states have given out since the pandemic began.

grocery store filled with food stamp snap benefit eligible foods

Now, some states are giving the boost again for the month of May.

The emergency allotments started going out when the pandemic began, and now food has become more expensive.

When the emergency SNAP benefits began, they were set to expire in Sept. 2021.


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They’ve been extended many times since then.

Just last week they were extended 90 more days after the latest expiration date, which was set for April 15.

States still giving emergency food stamps can now do so in May.

The minimum amount families can expect is $95.

Some states have entirely phased out the emergency benefits, including Nebraska and Tennessee.


How do I apply for emergency food stamps?

Which states are giving emergency food stamps in May?

  • Washington D.C.
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Wisconsin
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