The U.S. has remained in a public health emergency since COVID-19 started, giving extra food stamps and relaxing Medicaid benefits.
The expiration date for this order, which went into effect in Jan. 2020, has been extended multiple times.
The most recent expiration date has been extended through mid July, but with less that 60 days until that date, it looks like it may be extended again.
Each extension has lasted for 90 days, so if it is extended past July, it will last until mid Oct., 2022.
Extended benefits means families will still get help through food stamps and Medicaid
In Butler County, Ohio, the Butler County Job and Family Services Executive Director said she was notified that it’s been extended through Oct. 13, 2022.
The residents in the county on food stamps were seeing an additional $120 per month on average.
As for Medicaid recipients, people couldn’t be disqualified if they saw a change in their circumstances.
Now more than ever, Americans are in need of the extra help.
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