While millions of Americans rely on food stamps each month, many families relied heavily on the emergency allotments given due to the pandemic.
As inflation continues to rise, the cost of food does too, causing families to buy less with their food stamps.
In response, some states have extended the emergency SNAP benefits for their residents.
It’s been extended numerous times since.
The latest extension was announced when the public health emergency was set to expire April 15.
This extension is for 90 additional days.
States that were still giving emergency food stamps may now continue to do so.
The least amount a family will see is $95.
States still giving emergency food stamps
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
- New Mexico
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Guam and Washington D.C. are included.
Other states have started phasing them out, including Nebraska and Tennessee.