If your household normally receives a supplemental benefit amount less than $95 on the 2nd of each month, you will now receive an amount up to $95. If you received less than $95 on April 6th, 2021, you will receive the difference between what you received April 6th and $95. These benefits will automatically be added to your EBT card on April 29th. If your household normally receives a supplemental benefit amount of $95 or more on the 2nd of each month, you will not receive an additional amount.
The calculation of the supplement is based on what the SNAP household is entitled to receive, determined by such factors as income and allowable deductions. The total amount of regular and emergency supplement benefits issued will be based on each SNAP household’s unique circumstances.
Households currently receiving emergency supplements of $95 or more will not receive an additional supplement.
What does that mean for you
- If you DO NOT ordinarily receive the maximum amount for your household size, and the Emergency Allotment supplements you’ve been receiving each month are less than $95, your supplement will increase to $95 (on top of your regular benefit amount) for each month that SNAP Emergency Allotments are federally approved.For example, a one-person household currently entitled to receive SNAP benefits of $200 has been receiving $34 in emergency supplements to get the maximum amount normally allowed for a one-person household, which is $234. This household will receive an additional $61 so that the total amount of emergency supplements will be $95 ($61 + $34 = $95).
- If you DO ordinarily receive the maximum amount for your household size, you will now get a $95 supplement (on top of your regular benefit amount) for each month that SNAP Emergency Allotments (supplements) are federally approved.Example 2: A one-person household currently entitled to receive SNAP benefits of $234 (the maximum amount a one-person household could receive) has been receiving $0 in emergency supplements. Because all SNAP households are entitled to receive an additional total of no less than $95 in emergency supplement benefits, this household will receive an additional $95.