States issuing extra SNAP EBT Benefits in September 2020

Extra SNAP EBT Benefits in September 2020

As of September 14, 2020 a total of 51 states have been approved to distribute extra SNAP EBT benefits to households for the month of September. This means that recipients receiving food stamp benefits in an approved state will receive the maximum benefit amount for their household size. The extra food stamp benefits are also referred to as Emergency Allotment benefits. In this article we will cover which states have been approved to issue extra SNAP EBT benefits for September including when you can expect to receive them. Pandemic SNAP Benefits (P-SNAP) The Pandemic Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known […]

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Millions of Americans Approved for Food Stamps due to Coronavirus

"Emergency food stamps due to Coronavirus"

Last updated on 3/31/20 As you may be aware, Trump signs the historic $2 trillion stimulus bill after Congress passes it on March 27. The legislation stands as the largest emergency aid package in US history. The bill provides over $100 billion to expanded existing aid programs, including the expansions of Medicaid and food stamps. In this post, we will explain the disaster food stamps process (DSNAP) and how you can get emergency food stamps due to Coronavirus in your state. We will also provide an update on additional benefits existing food stamps recipients are going to receive, including rules […]

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act to provide Relief to Low-Income Americans

Families First Coronavirus Response Act to provide relief to Low Income Americans

With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeping the United States, the public is being urged to cancel all their plans. This includes any planned visits to high traffic, high population areas and events. This has resulted in a number of school closures, event cancellations, and business closures around the nation.  For those individuals and households that are receiving government assistance to meet their basic needs, this time is all that much harder and more stressful. Low-income Americans face the highest risk due to the lack of access to healthcare and nutritional food. As a result, they face a greater crisis than […]

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Trump Cuts Food Stamps: How it Effects Your Benefits

TRUMP Makes Big Cuts to Food Stamps

There are cuts coming for food stamp recipients – thanks to the Trump Administration. If you are an able-bodied adult without children (ABAWD) and currently receiving food stamp benefits, you may lose them. In fact, nearly 700,000 Americans are at risk of losing their food stamp benefits. In this article, we will go over everything you need to know about all the changes coming to the Food Stamps Program, including: What is the new Food Stamps rule? Who is at risk for being cut from Food Stamps? When do the Food Stamp cuts go into affect? Why did they pass […]

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Millions could lose food stamps under new work requirement

"New Food Stamps Rules"

Having failed to expand work requirements for millions of Americans who receive food stamps (SNAP) through the 2018 farm bill, the Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to introduce a rule to restrict the number of people that can receive food stamps without working. In this post, we will review in detail the new work requirements food stamps and how it will affect current SNAP recipients and those who apply for benefits in the future. One thing is immediately clear: If the proposed rules go through, nearly 3 million people currently on food stamps could be at risk of […]

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Will Food Stamps Be Paid During The Government Shutdown?

"Will Food Stamps Be Paid During The Government Shutdown?"

The food stamps program (SNAP Benefits) is one of the biggest safety net available to low-income individuals in the United States. The program currently helps 38 million struggling individuals and families put food on the table. In addition, the program has also help life many people out of poverty. In 2017, SNAP benefits lifted 3.4 million people out of poverty. That’s why when there is a government shutdown, food stamps beneficiaries become very concerned about what will happen to their benefits during the shutdown. In this post, we will review what happens to SNAP benefits during a shutdown and whether […]

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