Food Stamps: 18 states extending extra SNAP benefits for June

Emergency allotments in food stamps have been a life saver for millions of Americans suffering financial hardship since the pandemic began.

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For the month of June, 18 states have shared that they’ll be extending the emergency SNAP benefit allotments.

This means residents will see at least $95 extra dollars for the month of June.

The total amount households receive depends on their individual situation.


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The extra benefits will be added to the recipients EBT card.

This money can then be used at participating grocery and convenience stores.

Many retailers have started accepting payments online with EBT cards.


Emergency food stamps and June 2022

When the pandemic first began, the emergency allotments went into effect.

They can only happen as long as there’s a public health emergency.

The USDA recently extended the public health emergency and food stamp allotments through July 15, 2022.


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Not all states are participating, and some have started phasing out the emergency benefits.

This includes Nebraska and Tennessee, which have already phased them out entirely.

The following states are giving emergency food stamps through June 2022

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Kansas
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • New Hampshire

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  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

If your state is not on the list, it is still possible that some states will be added in the coming weeks.