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Food Stamps: 20 states extending emergency SNAP benefits for May

The emergency food stamp benefits have been helping millions of Americans, and now 20 states will extend them for the month of May.

produce section of a grocery store filled with food stamp eligible items

Emergency allotments were given by SNAP to help Americans during the pandemic.

It was originally announced in April of 2021 and provided the USDA with $1 billion per month.

The emergency food stamps were set to expire Sept. 2021 but have been extended multiple times.


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In order to continue there needs to be a public health emergency, which was supposed to expire April 15, 2022.

Instead it was extended for 90 more days.

If states are still in an emergency, they can still provide the emergency benefits.


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

Some states have ended the benefit, including Nebraska and Tennessee.

These states are providing emergency food stamps in May

  • Alabama
  • Colorado
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Indiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • Oregon
  • North Carolina
  • New Mexico
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

States not on this list may still choose to announce their extension in the next few weeks.

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