SNAP: Which states will extend emergency aid through December 2022

SNAP: Which states will extend emergency aid through December 2022

Currently, 13 states in the United States have made the decision to approve the continued deposit of the extra SNAP benefits that were granted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

December 2022 has arrived. And by now, only 13 states in the United States have decided to extend emergency benefits related to SNAP coupons, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

As of November, there were at least 21 states that had determined to pay the extra emergency benefits that have to do with food stamps, which allows us to see that, by the end of 2022, only a few have decided extend this help.

The fact that an emergency bonus is granted means that  households can receive the maximum amount according to the number of people in their family. Those who already receive the maximum receive an additional $95.

Although for now it is not clear if this scenario will pass by 2023, what is certain is that the payments will be extended in these 13 states until December 2022. To see what happens in the following year, we will have to take into account the strategies that are taken both at the federal and state levels.

Through the SNAP program, it has been possible to help low-income families to buy food from the basic basket. The money is deposited through a card called EBT, which works in a similar way to a debit card and which is accepted in different establishments and retail stores, although be careful, only to buy participating foods.

The emergency extras were approved due to the economic crisis created by the Covid-19 pandemic. With this ok, some families that qualify can receive the maximum monthly payment, which in 2022 has been $939 for a family of four.

According to USDA, the United States Department of Agriculture, these 13 states that will grant the extra benefit for December are:

-Hawaii
-Illinois
-Maine
-Maryland
-New Hampshire
-New Jersey
-New Mexico
-Oklahoma
-Oregon
-Vermont -Virginia -West
Virginia -Wisconsin

Since 2020 these emergency benefits are being granted. The latest extension was announced on October 13, but it’s unclear what will happen next year. According to the statements of the Department of Health and Human Services, a 60-day notice would be given before the end of the health emergency. Which, so far, has not happened.

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