2023 Extra SNAP Benefits
The year 2023 brings major changes to the welfare system in the United States with the end of the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) extra COVID-19 benefits in multiple states. This means that households who were receiving an extra $95 or more per month in addition to their usual SNAP payment will no longer receive it according to Marca.
Seventeen states have already ended the extra benefit, including Alaska, Florida, and Missouri, among others. For South Carolina, the emergency allotments will be ending in January, and SNAP benefits will return to normal amounts in February. The 32 other states, including the District of Columbia, Guam, and the US Virgin Islands, will continue to receive the extra payment in February, but it will be stopped in March 2023 according to USDA.
With the cost of living rising in America, the removal of the extra SNAP benefit has raised concerns that struggling families will require a different type of welfare intervention to put food on the table. The loss of the extra payment could make it even more difficult for those who are already struggling to make ends meet.
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Find Out if your State is Included!
It is crucial for families who are currently receiving SNAP benefits to find out if their state is included in the extra benefit extension in February. Knowing whether or not your state is included can help you plan your budget for the coming months and prepare for any changes that may occur.
If you are unsure whether your state is included, you can contact your local SNAP office or visit the USDA website for more information. It is important to stay informed about changes to SNAP benefits in your state and to take advantage of any extra assistance that may be available to you.
The 2023 Extra SNAP Benefits are set to end in multiple states, leaving many families who are already struggling in a difficult situation. It is important to stay up-to-date with any changes to SNAP benefits and to seek additional support if needed. Knowing if your state is included in the extra benefit extension can help you plan for the future and ensure that you and your family have the support you need.
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