We will discuss the extra food stamp benefits that were recently approved for February 2022 are part of the Emergency Allotment (or EA) Program. This essentially means that recipients receiving food stamp benefits in approved states will receive extra food stamp benefits for the month, on top of what they’re already given. And SNAP EBT cardholders will receive the maximum benefit amount for their household size. The extra food stamp benefits are approved by the US Department of Agriculture in the form of Emergency Allotment benefits. In the following video, we will provide you only the most accurate and relevant information such as: Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount for your Household, a List of States approved for Extra SNAP Food Stamp Max Benefits, Payout Dates for February 2022 EA benefits, and an introduction to the recent expansion of the Pandemic EBT 2.0 Program.
The Pandemic Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as P-SNAP was implemented to help address temporary food needs caused by COVID-19. P-SNAP provides emergency allotment benefits to households based on size. If you are already receiving the maximum monthly benefit amount based on your household size, then you will not receive any additional benefits. However, if you are not receiving the maximum benefit allotment for your household size, then you will receive extra food stamp benefits to bring your total monthly benefits to the maximum. For example: If you live in a household of 3 people and are currently receiving $425 in SNAP benefits per month, then you will receive an additional $84 in food stamp benefits. That’s because the maximum allotment amount for a household of three is $509 per month. The formula for calculating your total extra amount in SNAP benefits is as follows.
Current Monthly SNAP Benefits – Maximum Monthly Benefit Allotment = Total Extra SNAP benefits
You can use the chart below to find the Maximum SNAP Allotment Amount for your household size. The Maximum Allotment amount varies by location, so refer to the maximum SNAP benefit amount for where you live. To see the maximum SNAP allotment for your household size for October 1st, 2021 through September 30th, 2022, please refer to the chart below:
And for the grand finale, as for the states that were approved for the month of February 2022, the list is as follows.
Now regarding payment dates of when you will actually be receiving your extended SNAP benefits, you will have the easiest time checking your local SNAP benefits website for your individual state of residence, in order to get the latest and most accurate information. For example, for New Mexico, the state announced on Monday their intent to extend extra SNAP benefits through February. And luckily, recipients do not even have to do anything to receive the additional food benefits because they’re intended to be directly distributed to their EBT cards, just like they were last month.