Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency benefits person travel to an extremity for tens of states.
The allotments were issued done February, amid nan COVID-19 pandemic.
Congress temporarily accrued SNAP benefits owed to nan nationalist wellness emergency successful March 2020.
It passed nan Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 successful December 2022, giving nan benefits an expiration date. Notably, President Biden announced past period that nan national authorities will extremity its COVID-19 pandemic emergency declaration connected May 11.
SNAP EMERGENCY FOOD BENEFITS ENDING FOR MILLIONS OF RESIDENTS
Eligible residents person a container erstwhile a period from nan Capitol Area Food Bank successful Southeast, Washington, D.C., connected Jan. 22, 2023. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images / Getty Images)
While immoderate states had already stopped issuing emergency allotments, different states and territories had benefits return to normal amounts starting this month. Those states see California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and 24 others.
"SNAP/EBT Food Stamp Benefits Accepted" is displayed connected a surface wrong a Family Dollar Stores Inc. shop successful Chicago, March 3, 2020. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images / Getty Images)
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The Department of Agriculture reports that much than 41 cardinal Americans person food-buying benefits done SNAP, formerly known arsenic nan Food Stamp Program.
Kimberly Bungard signs up for nan monthly groceries offered by nan Capitol Area Food Bank successful Southeast, Washington, D.C., connected Jan. 22, 2023. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images / Getty Images)
An study by nan Center connected Budget and Policy Priorities recovered nan mean recipient will person $90 little per month than before. Some states whitethorn opt to usage their ain costs to supply residents pinch benefits that are higher than nan national minimum.
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SNAP households looking for further accusation connected these changes are asked to interaction their section SNAP agency aliases nan department's Hunger Hotline astatine 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479).