Food Stamps: How do I know if I’ll get extra benefits in May?

Emergency food stamp benefits have helped millions of struggling families throughout the pandemic facing job loss and inflation.

The emergency benefits were allowed under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

The emergency benefits families saw depended on how much they already received, but the minimum payments is $95.


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Any household that received less than the maximum amount saw emergency allotments.

If a state is still in a public health emergency, they may still give residents emergency food stamps.


The following states will still allow residents to get extra food stamps

  • The District of Columbia
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Wisconsin

The rest of the states in the country will be sending the regular amount residents had been receiving before the pandemic.