Bonus Snap benefits, otherwise known as food stamps, have been approved. I have a newly updated list of States that have approved bonus benefits for this coming month. I have all the details and what you need to know right here on this topic. All right, So this is pretty exciting. As I do know, many of you writers in this community who are low-income or fixed income beneficiaries also do receive Snap benefits, also called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or food stamps. Now, just a couple of days ago, I was out on a separate topic talking through about seven different States that had approved bonus Snap benefits for the coming month. However, more States have come out announcing bonus benefits for this coming month.
So in this topic, I do want to give you the newly updated list of States because more have joined the ranking. And this is actually a really, really good thing, especially for the low income and fixed income, especially right now with rapidly rising prices.
As I am your one and only daily advocate, and I’m very much dedicated to you and this community to continue doing all the research every single day, boiling it all down into these short topics so that you can stay updated every single day with all of these moving parts. As things are changing very rapidly, especially with all of these announcements, proposals, amendments, money checks, programs, and anything else that may be popping up right now, I want to make sure that I’m helping you take advantage of anything we can possibly get our hands on right now. All right, so this is actually some pretty good stuff here. I’m super excited about this because the other day when I was out on that separate topic, there were only seven States. And I thought, oh, this isn’t very good. The States are falling off really fast here. And that is not a good thing, especially for all of you right here in this very important community.
However, just over the last few days now, more States have joined the list. And ultimately it is getting longer and longer and realistically, even more States could join the list over the coming days, which is also a very good thing because Snap benefits account for about 43 million beneficiaries. That’s a lot of people that are ultimately probably not getting enough food right now. So the more States that can go on to this and offer these bonus benefits is actually a very, very good thing. So it makes me happy to see this. The more States are stepping up right now, especially right now, as we’ve been seeing all these different reports coming out, saying more and more and more people across the entire country right now are going to these food banks and food pantries to get extra food right now to help fill the gaps because the money just simply is not going far enough these days. So very cool stuff right now, right? Very exciting. Now, one more thing I want to throw out there. This is all as a result of the public health emergency declaration getting that extension. If that would not have been extended a few weeks ago, this would have been done over with, gone.
There will be no more extensions or bonuses or anything like this going forward. However, they came out and announced the extension for 90 days, which puts us into about mid-July. So we could be seeing these extensions and these bonuses going forward for probably several more months. That’s very exciting. Right, So anyway, with that being said, I just want to let you know where this all is coming from. But I also want to let you know that at some point in the future, unfortunately, all of this will come to an end. But as of right now, we’re still good to go and the bonus benefits are still rolling for right now. But hopefully, they’ll keep going out for several more months here. Anyway, I’m excited about it because I know that it means more money for you, more food in your fridge, more food in your pantry, and ultimately more food or sorry, more money onto your EBT card, your electronic balance transfer card. Anyway, cool stuff. So here’s what I’m going to do.
Now, this coming month, is pretty good stuff, right? All right. Anyway, with that being said, make sure to subscribe down below. If you haven’t done so yet, share this topic with your friends, family, and social media, because you never know who may be needing to take advantage of some extra food benefits right now.
18 States in the US extend emergency Food Stamps There are 18 States in the US that extended emergency food stamps due to the COVID-19 emergency at least until May, recipients will still be able to see an additional $95 as part of the government aid in States like Nebraska and Tennessee, they have already eliminated the benefit. Good news, there are 18 States in the US that extended emergency food stamps due to COVID-19 at least through the month of May, so recipients will still get $95 additional as part of the government aid. Is Your State On the List? The pandemic is still wreaking havoc on the pocketbooks of millions of Americans, so 18 States in the US have decided to extend the benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Snap that they have been providing to the most needy families during the covid 19 emergency. The financing plan for food stamps announced in April 2021 included an additional $1 million per month to what the government usually allocates for Snap. Although the aid expired in September 2021, authorities have decided to extend it month to month. Although in everyday life things are gradually returning to normal, authorities recognize that there are families who continue to need help to pay for food, so the beneficiaries will receive an automatic extension of extra money for the month of May.
Which States will extend emergency Snap benefits for May? The US States that will extend food stamps emergency benefits for the month of May are Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. Recipients will also receive 95 additional dollars in South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, and Washington, DC. Although if your state does not appear on the list, do not despair, it is still possible that the local authorities will decide to extend the aid in the coming days. Since September 2021, the authorities have been extending the emergency food stamp benefits month to month. In fact, the additional aid was scheduled to expire on April 15, but at the beginning of the month, they decided to extend the public health emergency for another 90 days. According to the sun, the extra money granted by beneficiaries depends on the size of the family, but the truth is that the minimum amount stipulated is $95. That is the minimum amount that eligible families and States that still provide emergency allocations will receive. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is managed by each state independently, so if you wish to apply for the benefit, you will have to do so directly with the authorities of the locality in which you reside.
Please note that each state has a different application form. Food stamps are aimed at those with a gross income of up to 130% of the federal poverty line and the amount of money that each beneficiary receives will depend not only on the state in which they lived but also on the size of the family.