9 States APPROVED for $95 SNAP Emergency Allotments in OCTOBER! | SS, SSI, SSDI UPDATE

If you000 live in Ohio, I’ve got some great news for you. On October 1st, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the program’s maximum monthly food allotments will be increasing from $250, $459 and $835 for a single individual, a couple and a four-person household to $281, $516 and $939, respectively, while the minimum monthly allotment is being increased from $20 to $23. The gross and net monthly income limits for households also are increasing October 1st. For example, a single-person household will now have a gross monthly income limit of $1,473 (up from $1,396) and a net monthly income limit of $1,133 (from $1,074). For a family of four, the maximum gross monthly income is $3,007 (from $2,871 in 2021) and the net monthly income is now $2,313 (from $2,209). The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has announced the provision of more than $344.9 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance benefits for September. The benefit is expected to help about 1.6 million Texas households and all SNAP households will receive a minimum of $95 in emergency allotments. This additional emergency allotment should appear in recipients’ accounts by September 30th. The emergency September allotments are in addition to the more than $7.9 billion in benefits previously provided to Texans since April 2020. Texans in need can apply for benefits, including SNAP and Medicaid, at or use the Your Texas Benefits mobile app to manage their benefits. Black’s Barbecue Inc. and Kent Black’s Lockhart Barbecue Inc. has operated for three generations in Texas. In addition to Lockhart, the employer has locations in Austin, New Braunfels and San Marcos. In fiscal year 2021, the division identified nearly $35 million in back wages owed to more than 29,000 food service industry workers. In its food service investigations, the division commonly finds violations related to employers retaining tips, failing to pay overtime when required and not paying for pre- and post-shift work. Learn more about the Wage and Hour Division, including a search tool to use if you think you may be owed back wages. In a September 13th announcement on her website, Hochul said the emergency assistance supplement will be provided to all New York households who receive SNAP benefits. These include households that ordinarily receive the maximum allowable benefit per month. Households already near or at the maximum benefit level — $835 for a household of four — will receive a supplemental payment of at least $95. SNAP households in every county outside of New York City should see the extra benefits post through Monday, September 26th. SNAP households in the five-county New York City region should see their benefits post between Friday, September 16th, and Thursday, September 29th. As for the full list of 9 states that were granted extended $95 SNAP through October, the list is as follows.

As for the list of 32 states that were approved for the month of September, this is what we have. And if you’re not on this list, don’t worry because there will most definitely be most states added, as we move closer to October.

In other news, with regards to my lovely Social Security, SSI, and SSDI beneficiaries. The House Ways and Means Committee will on Tuesday consider a widely backed bill that would scrap provisions under current law that shrink Social Security payouts for some beneficiaries with government pensions. The bill from Representative Rodney Davis from Illinois, would get rid of two provisions that aim to prevent overly generous benefits for former public sector workers or their spouses who qualify for government pensions but may also be entitled to Social Security payments. The “windfall elimination provision” limited Social Security for 2 million people who qualified for benefits and had a separate pension as of December 2021, according to a Congressional Research Service memo. The “government pension offset” reduces benefits for a spouse or widow who has a government pension, aiming to replicate how Social Security paid to a spouse or widow is typically curtailed based on their own benefits under the program. That provision impacted almost 724,000 people as of December, the CRS said. As currently written, Davis’ bill would get rid of both restrictions for benefits payable after December 2021.

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