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Food Stamps: These states will have emergency SNAP benefits this month

Food stamps are something millions of Americans have always relied on, but that became especially true during the pandemic.

grocery cart in an aisle filled with food stamp eligible foods

For the month of May, seven states will be extending emergency food stamp benefits.

More people are in need of SNAP benefits due to the high rate of inflation in addition to job losses early on in the pandemic.

The national public health emergency was extended for an additional 90 days.

This gave states a chance to extend emergency benefits to residents.

In April, 14 states were still giving emergency benefits.


States giving emergency food stamps in May include

  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Wisconsin
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