Extra SNAP Food Stamp Benefits for August 2021

Will you be receiving extra SNAP food stamp benefits for August? As of August 6, 2021 a total of 37 states have been approved for extra SNAP EBT maximum benefits in August. The extra food stamp benefits for August 2021 are part of the Emergency Allotment (EA) Program.

This means that recipients receiving food stamp benefits in approved states will receive extra food stamp benefits for the month. SNAP EBT cardholders will receive the maximum benefit amount for their household size. The extra food stamp benefits are approved by the USDA as Emergency Allotment benefits.

In this article, we will provide you with the following information:

  • Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount for your Household
  • List of States approved for Extra SNAP Food Stamp Max Benefits
  • Payout Dates for August 2021 EA benefits
  • Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) 2.0 Expansion

States issuing Extra SNAP Food Stamp Benefits in August 2021

Pandemic SNAP Benefits (P-SNAP)

The Pandemic Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as P-SNAP was implemented to help address temporary food needs caused by COVID-19. P-SNAP provides emergency allotment benefits to households based on size.

Emergency Allotment (EA) Benefits

If you are already receiving the maximum monthly benefit amount based for your household size, then you will not receive any additional benefits. If you are not receiving the maximum benefit allotment for your household size, then you will receive extra food stamp benefits to bring your total monthly benefits to the maximum.

For help, check out our example on Emergency Allotment benefits below.

For example:

If you live in a household of 3 people and are currently receiving $425 in SNAP benefits per month, then you will receive an additional $84 in food stamp benefits. That’s because the maximum allotment amount for a household of three is $509 per month.

Current Monthly SNAP Benefits – Maximum Monthly Benefit Allotment = Total Extra SNAP benefits

To find out the maximum SNAP benefit allotment for your household size, check out the table below.

Maximum SNAP Benefit Allotment for Household Size

Use the chart below to find the Maximum SNAP Allotment Amount for your household size. The Maximum Allotment amount varies by location, so refer to the maximum SNAP benefit amount for where you live.

Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount by Household Size for 48 States & D.C.
Effective October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021
Household Size Maximum SNAP Benefit Allotment
  48 States & D.C. Hawaii Alaska Virgin Islands Guam
      Urban Rural 1 Rural 2    
1 $204 $375 $251 $320 $390 $262 $300
2 $374 $688 $460 $587 $715 $481 $551
3 $535 $986 $659 $841 $1,024 $688 $789
4 $680 $1,252 $837 $1,068 $1,300 $874 $1,002
5 $807 $1,487 $995 $1,268 $1,544 $1,038 $1,190
6 $969 $1,784 $1,194 $1,522 $1,853 $1,246 $1,428
7 $1,071 $1,972 $1,319 $1,682 $2,048 $1,377 $1,579
8 $1,224 $2,294 $1,508 $1,923 $2,340 $1,574 $1,804
For Each Additional Household Member: +$153 +$282 +$189 +$240 +$293 +$197 +$226

To find out if you can expect to receive extra food stamp benefits in August, continue reading below.

Emergency allotment benefits by state August 2021

Extra SNAP Food Stamp Benefits by State – August 2021

Find out which states are issuing extra food stamp benefits to households in August 2021. We will also provide you with the date you can expect to receive your August Emergency Allotment benefits.

Emergency Allotment (EA) Benefits for August 2021

Currently, 37 states have been approved to issue extra food stamps in August 2021.

Those states include:

  1. Alabama
  2. Arizona
  3. Colorado
  4. Delaware
  5. District of Columbia
  6. Georgia
  7. Guam
  8. Hawaii
  9. Indiana
  10. Illinois
  11. Iowa
  12. Kentucky
  13. Louisiana
  14. Maine
  15. Maryland
  16. Michigan
  17. Mississippi
  18. Missouri
  19. New Hampshire
  20. New Jersey
  21. New Mexico
  22. North Carolina
  23. Ohio
  24. Oklahoma
  25. Oregon
  26. Pennsylvania
  27. Rhode Island
  28. South Carolina
  29. Tennessee
  30. Texas
  31. Utah
  32. Vermont
  33. Virginia
  34. Washington
  35. West Virginia
  36. Wisconsin
  37. Wyoming

For details regarding your extra food stamps for August including when you can expect to receive them, continue reading below.

Find your state in the list below for more details:

Alabama

The USDA approved Alabama for Emergency Allotment (EA) Benefits in August.

Is Alabama issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Alabama has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Over 367,000 Alabama households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

August Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits will be distributed to Alabama households on August 31, 2021. Benefits will be available on your Alabama EBT Card for use by September 1st.

Are new Alabama SNAP recipients eligible for extra food stamp benefits?

Yes, new and recertifying Alabama SNAP recipients will be issued their Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits on August 28, 2021. New August SNAP approvals after this date will be issued extra Alabama food stamp benefits with their regular benefits.

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your Alabama EBT Card Balance.

Arizona

The USDA extended Arizona’s Emergency Allotment (EA) Benefits to August.

Is Arizona issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Arizona has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Approximately 375,964 Arizona households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Extra SNAP benefits will be distributed with the Arizona’s regular benefit deposit schedule. All Arizona SNAP EBT Cardholders will receive their extra food stamp benefits by August 4, 2021.

Are new Arizona SNAP recipients eligible for extra food stamp benefits?

Yes, any new Arizona SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment benefits as they are approved.

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your Arizona EBT Card Balance.

 

Colorado

The USDA approved Colorado for Emergency Allotment (EA) Benefits in August.

Is Colorado issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Colorado has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Over 261,000 Colorado households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

August Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits will be distributed to Colorado households beginning August 2 2021 to August 6, 2021. All current Colorado food stamp recipients are expected to receive their Emergency Allotment benefits on their EBT Card by August 7, 2021.

Are new Colorado SNAP recipients eligible for extra food stamp benefits?

Yes, new and recertifying Colorado SNAP recipients will be issued their Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits beginning August 9, 2021. New August SNAP approvals after this date will be issued extra Colorado food stamp benefits with their regular benefits.

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your Colorado EBT Card Balance.

 

Delaware

The USDA approved Delaware for Emergency Allotment (EA) Benefits in August.

Is Delaware issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Delaware has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Over 56,700 Delaware households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

August Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits will be distributed to Delaware households beginning August 25, 2021. All current Delaware food stamp recipients are expected to receive their Emergency Allotment benefits on their EBT Card by August 26, 2021.

Are new Delaware SNAP recipients eligible for extra food stamp benefits?

Yes, new and recertifying Delaware SNAP recipients will be issued their Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits beginning August 25, 2021. New August SNAP approvals after this date will be issued extra Delaware food stamp benefits with their regular benefits.

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your Delaware EBT Card Balance.

 

District of Columbia

The District of Columbia has been approved to issue extra SNAP benefits in August by the USDA.

Is the District of Columbia issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2020?

Yes, D.C. has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Over 38,000 District of Columbia households will receive extra food stamp benefits in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

District of Columbia SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits on their normal issuance schedule in August 2021.

Are new D.C. SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new District of Columbia SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits as they are approved.

Georgia

The USDA extended Georgia’s Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP Benefits for August.

Is Georgia issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Georgia has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Approximately 694,263 Georgia households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Georgia Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits will be issued on August 25th, 27th, 29th, and 31st. Households can expect to have their extra food stamp benefits available for use on their Georgia EBT Card the following business day.

Are new Georgia SNAP recipients eligible for extra food stamp benefits?

Yes, as new Georgia food stamp applications are approved during the month of August, P-SNAP benefits will be issued at the time of approval.

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your Georgia EBT Card Balance.

 

Guam

The USDA extended Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP Benefits in Guam for August.

Is Guam issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Guam has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Approximately 11,848 Guam households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Guam Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits will start being issued on August 20, 2021 to households receiving food stamps benefits. Households can expect to have their extra food stamp benefits available for use on their Guam EBT Card the following business day.

Are new Guam SNAP recipients eligible for extra food stamp benefits?

Yes, SNAP cases that are dated August 2021 will receive Emergency Allotment benefits through manual issuance completed by an Eligibility Specialist. For more details, please contact your local SNAP caseworker.

 

Hawaii

Hawaii SNAP households have been approved for Emergency Allotment benefits in August by the USDA.

Is Hawaii issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Hawaii has been approved to distribute Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Approximately 110,163 Hawaii households will receive extra food stamp benefits in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Hawaii Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP Benefits for August will be issued to households on September 13, 2021. Benefits will be available on your Hawaii EBT Card account the following business-day.

Are new Hawaii SNAP recipients eligible for extra food stamp benefits?

Yes, any new Hawaii SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment benefits. Extra food stamp benefits will be distributed to new households as applicants are approved.

Want to know if you received your extra EBT benefits? Check your Hawaii EBT Card Balance.

 

Indiana

The USDA extended the Indiana Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP Benefit Program through August.

Is Indiana issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Indiana has been approved to distribute extra SNAP EBT benefits in August 2021. Approximately 252,270 Indiana households will receive extra food stamp benefits through Emergency Allotment in August .

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Indiana Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits will be issued on their regular staggered schedule from August 5th to the 23rd on odd days only. Indiana Emergency Allotment benefits are issued the next-day after regular SNAP benefits have been submitted.

Are new Indiana SNAP recipients eligible for extra food stamp benefits?

Yes, new Indiana food stamp recipients will be issued Emergency Allotment benefits for August the next day after approval.

Want to know if you received your extra EBT benefits? Check your Indiana EBT Card Balance.

 

Illinois

Illinois has been approved to issue extra SNAP benefits in August by the USDA.

Is Illinois issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Illinois has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Approximately 944,150 Illinois households will receive extra food stamp benefits in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Illinois Emergency Allotment benefits will begin distribution on August 20, 2021. SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits for August 2021 on the following schedule:

SNAP Deposit Date EA Deposit Date (August 2021)
August 1, 2021 (Case Numbers 1-4) August 20, 2021
August 1, 2021 (Case Numbers 5-9) August 21, 2021
August 2, 2021 – August 3, 2021 August 22, 2021
August 4, 2021 August 23, 2021
August 5, 2021 – August 6, 2021 August 24, 2021
August 7, 2021 August 25, 2021
August 8, 2021 August 26, 2021
August 9, 2021 – August 10, 2021 August 27, 2021
August 13, 2021 – August 20, 2021 August 28, 2021

 

Are new Illinois SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Illinois SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits the 1-business day after they are approved.

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your Illinois EBT Card Balance.

 

Iowa

Iowa has been approved to issue extra SNAP benefits in August by the USDA.

Is Iowa issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Iowa has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Approximately 137,662 Iowa households will receive extra food stamp benefits in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Iowa SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits for August with their normal monthly food assistance benefits. All Iowa SNAP EBT benefits are sent out between August 1st and the 10th.

Are new Iowa SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Iowa SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits within 2-business days of being approved.

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your Iowa EBT Card Balance.

Kentucky

Kentucky has been approved to issue extra SNAP benefits in August by the USDA.

Is Kentucky issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Kentucky has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Approximately 202,422 Kentucky households will receive extra food stamp benefits in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Kentucky Emergency Allotment benefits will begin distribution on August 2, 2021. SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits for August on their regular SNAP deposit date between August 2, 2021 and August 19, 2021. Your Kentucky EBT deposit date varies based on the last digit of your Social Security Number (SSN).

Are new Kentucky SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Kentucky SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits the 1-business day after they are approved.

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your Kentucky EBT Card Balance.

 

Louisiana 

The USDA extended Emergency Allotment (EA) Benefits for Louisiana households through August.

Is Louisiana issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Louisiana has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Over 425,000 Louisiana households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Louisiana Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits will be issued on the following dates:

  • August 6, 2021
  • August 13, 2021
  • August 20, 2021
  • August 27, 2021

All Louisiana households can expect to have their extra food stamp benefits available on their Louisiana EBT Card by Monday, August 27, 2021.

Are new Louisiana SNAP recipients eligible for extra food stamp benefits?

Yes, any new Louisiana SNAP recipients approved in August will receive Emergency Allotment benefits. Benefits will be distributed to new SNAP households as they are approved for food assistance.

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your Louisiana EBT Card Balance.

 

Maine

The USDA has approved Maine for Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in August.

Is Maine issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Maine has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Over 87,842 Maine households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Maine SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to have their Emergency Allotment benefits issued on August 10, 2021. Benefits will be available on your Maine EBT Card by August 11, 2021.

Are new Maine SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Maine SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. Households that apply for food assistance in August, but are approved after August 10th, will receive their extra food stamp benefits manually once they are approved.

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your Maine EBT Card Balance.

 

Maryland

Maryland has been approved to issue extra SNAP benefits in August by the USDA.

Is Maryland issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Maryland has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Over 291,783 Maryland households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Maryland SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits on their normal SNAP EBT deposit payment date in August between the 1st and 31st.

Are new Maryland SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Maryland SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits as they are approved.

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your Maryland EBT Card Balance.

 

Michigan

Michigan has been approved to issue extra SNAP benefits in August by the USDA.

Is Michigan issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Michigan has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Approximately, 668,486 Michigan households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Michigan food stamp EBT cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits beginning on August 7, 2021. All current Michigan SNAP households should have their extra food stamp benefits by August, 16, 2021.

The August EA benefits will be issued on a staggered schedule over a 20-day period.

Are new Michigan SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Michigan SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits by August 17, 2021.

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your Michigan EBT Card Balance.

 

Mississippi

Mississippi has been approved to issue extra SNAP benefits in August by the USDA.

Is Mississippi issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Mississippi has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Over 205,000 Mississippi households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Mississippi food stamp EBT cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits on August 3, 2021 for all current SNAP households.

Are new Mississippi SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Mississippi SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits two-business days after they are approved.

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your Mississippi EBT Card Balance.

 

Missouri

Missouri has been approved to issue extra SNAP benefits in August by the USDA.

Is Missouri issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Missouri has been approved to distribute Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Over 339,594 Missouri households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Missouri SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits on their regular food stamps deposit date between August 1, 2021 through August 31, 2021.

Are new Missouri SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Missouri SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits within 3 days of being approved for food stamps.

Want to know if you received your extra EBT benefits? Check your Missouri EBT Card Balance.

 

New Hampshire

The USDA has approved New Hampshire for Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in August.

Is New Hampshire issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, New Hampshire has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Approximately 33,832 New Hampshire households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

New Hampshire SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits on August 5, 2021. All New Hampshire food stamp recipients will have their EA benefits available on their EBT Card by October 5, 2021.

Are new New Hampshire SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new New Hampshire SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. New SNAP households will receive their extra food stamp benefits between August 5, 2021 and October 5, 2021.

August Emergency Allotment benefits will be sent out to new and renewing New Hampshire SNAP recipients on the following dates:

  • August 5, 2021
  • August 24, 2021
  • September 5, 2021
  • September 20, 2021
  • October 5, 2021

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your New Hampshire EBT Card Balance.

 

New Jersey

New Jersey has been approved to issue extra SNAP benefits in August by the USDA.

Is New Jersey issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, New Jersey has been approved to distribute Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Over 439,000 New Jersey households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

New Jersey SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits on their regular food stamps deposit date between August 1, 2021 through August 5, 2021.

Are new New Jersey SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new New Jersey SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits within 3 days of being approved for food stamps.

Want to know if you received your extra EBT benefits? Check your New Jersey EBT Card Balance.

 

New Mexico

The USDA has approved New Mexico for Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in August.

Is New Mexico issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, New Mexico has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Approximately 269,445 New Mexico households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

New Mexico SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits on a staggered schedule between August 1, 2021 and August 31, 2021. Emergency Allotment benefits will be sent out to all New Mexico SNAP EBT cardholders over the 31-day period.

Are new New Mexico SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new New Mexico SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. New Mexico SNAP recipients will receive their extra food stamp benefits upon approval.

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your New Mexico EBT Card Balance.

 

North Carolina

North Carolina has been approved to issue extra SNAP benefits in August by the USDA.

Is North Carolina issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, North Carolina has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Over 517,756 North Carolina households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

North Carolina SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits between August 22, 2021 and August 31, 2021. Emergency Allotment benefits will be sent out to North Carolina SNAP EBT cardholders over a 10-day period on:

  • 22nd of August
  • 23rd of August
  • 24th of August
  • 25th of August
  • 26th of August
  • 27th of August
  • 28th of August
  • 29th of August
  • 30th of August
  • 31st of August

Are new North Carolina SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new North Carolina SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits.

North Carolina SNAP Applications approved from August 1st to the 21st will receive their extra SNAP benefits between August 22, 2021 and August 31, 2021.

North Carolina SNAP Application approved from August 22nd to the 31st will receive their extra food stamps between September 1, 2021 and September 3, 2021.

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your North Carolina EBT Card Balance.

Ohio

The USDA has approved Ohio for Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in August.

Is Ohio issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Ohio has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Approximately 691,695 Ohio households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Ohio SNAP EBT Cardholders will not receive their Emergency Allotment benefits with their regular food stamps deposit. All EA benefits will be issued on August 26, 2021. They will be available on your Ohio EBT Card the following business day.

Are new Ohio SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Ohio SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. New Ohio food stamp recipients approved after August 26st will have their Emergency Allotment manually submitted by a caseworker one-business day after they are approved for benefits.

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your Ohio EBT Card Balance.

 

Oklahoma

Oklahoma has approved for Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in August by the USDA.

Is Oklahoma issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Oklahoma has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Approximately 267,645 Oklahoma households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Oklahoma SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits between August 10, 2021 and August 15, 2021. EA benefits will be issued to Oklahoma SNAP households on a daily basis and separate from regular benefits. Emergency Allotment benefits will be available on your OK EBT Card the following business day.

Are new Oklahoma SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Oklahoma SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. New Oklahoma food stamp recipients will receive their Emergency Allotment two-business days after they are approved for benefits.

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your Oklahoma EBT Card Balance.

 

Oregon

Oregon has been approved to issue extra SNAP benefits in August by the USDA.

Is Oregon issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Oregon has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Over 417,000 Oregon households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Oregon food stamp EBT cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits in three waves. All current Oregon Food Stamps recipients will receive their extra SNAP benefits on August 10th. Any SNAP Cases added since August 10th will receive their benefits on August 30th. The last wave will be on September 1st which will include any missed cases or new recipients since August 30th.

Are new Oregon SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Oregon SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits by September 1st.

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your Oregon EBT Card Balance.

 

Pennsylvania

The USDA has approved Pennsylvania for Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in August.

Is Pennsylvania issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2020?

Yes, Pennsylvania has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Approximately 55,895 Pennsylvania households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Pennsylvania food stamp recipients can expect to receive their Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits between August 17th and August 28th. Benefits will be available for use on the Pennsylvania EBT Card the following business day.

For any eligible SNAP households that did not receive their EA benefits on August 28th, they will be sent out on October 8, 2021.

Are new Pennsylvania SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Pennsylvania SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. Utah SNAP recipients will receive their extra food stamp benefits by October 8, 2021.

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your Pennsylvania EBT Card Balance.

 

Rhode Island

The USDA has approved Rhode Island for Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in August.

Is Rhode Island issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Rhode Island has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Approximately 84,158 Rhode Island households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Rhode Island SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits on August 3, 2021. Benefits will be available for use on the Rhode Island EBT Card the following business day on August 4, 2021. They will be sent out separately from your regular SNAP benefits.

Are new Rhode Island SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Rhode Island SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. Rhode Island SNAP recipients approved after August 3, 2021 will receive their extra food stamp benefits on a weekly basis.

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your Rhode Island EBT Card Balance.

 

South Carolina

South Carolina has been approved to issue extra SNAP benefits in August by the USDA.

Is South Carolina issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, South Carolina has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Over 300,444 South Carolina households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

South Carolina will issue extra food stamp benefits during their regular SNAP EBT deposit date schedule. Benefits will start being deposited on South Carolina EBT Cards on August 1, 2021 and complete on August 19, 2021.

The first EA benefits for August 2021 will be deposited on August 2, 2021.

Are new South Carolina SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new South Carolina SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. South Carolina will issue new food stamp recipients their extra Emergency Allotment benefits on a daily basis between August 1st and 31st.

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your South Carolina EBT Card Balance.

 

Tennessee

Tennessee has been approved to issue extra SNAP benefits in August by the USDA.

Is Tennessee issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Tennessee has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Approximately 527,999 Tennessee households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Tennessee will be depositing Emergency Allotment benefits with their regular SNAP benefits deposit schedule. Households can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits between August 1, 2021 and August 20, 2021. EA benefits will be available by 8am the following business day.

Are new Tennessee SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Tennessee SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits once their application is approved.

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your Tennessee EBT Card Balance.

 

Texas

The USDA has approved Texas for Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in August.

Is Texas issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Texas has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Approximately 1.1 million Texas households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Texas SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits on a staggered basis between August 9, 2021 and August 13, 2021. The Texas Emergency Allotment issuance start date is set for August 9, 2021.

Are new Texas SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Texas SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits once they have been approved.

Want to know if you received your extra EBT benefits? Check your Texas EBT Card Balance

 

Utah

The USDA has approved Utah for Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in August.

Is Utah issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Utah has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Approximately 77,158 Utah households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Utah food stamp recipients can expect to receive their Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits on August 29, 2021. Benefits will be available for use on the Utah EBT Card the following business day.

For any eligible SNAP households that did not receive their EA benefits on August 29th, they will be sent out on September 28, 2021.

Are new Utah SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Utah SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. Utah SNAP recipients will receive their extra food stamp benefits by August 30, 2021.

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your Utah EBT Card Balance.

 

Vermont 

The USDA has approved Vermont for Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in August.

Is Vermont issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Vermont has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Over 37,884 Vermont households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Vermont SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits on September 15, 2021. Benefits will be available for use on the Vermont EBT Card the following business day.

Are new Vermont SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Vermont SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. Vermont SNAP recipients will receive their extra food stamp benefits by September 15, 2021.

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your Vermont EBT Card Balance.

 

Virginia

Virginia has been approved to issue extra SNAP benefits in August by the USDA.

Is Virginia issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Virginia has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Approximately 367,106 Virginia households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Virginia will deposit Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits to EBT Cards on August 16, 2021. Benefits will be available for use on your VA EBT Card the following business day.

Are new Virginia SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Virginia SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits as they are approved.

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your Virginia EBT Card Balance.

 

Washington

Washington has been approved to issue extra SNAP benefits in August by the USDA.

Is Washington issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Washington has been approved to distribute Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Approximately 516,367 Washington households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Washington will begin issuing Emergency Allotment benefits on August 1, 2021 to those households with a regular SNAP deposit date from the 1st to the 2nd of the month. Any remaining households that did not receive their Emergency Allotment benefits receive them on a staggered basis between August 2, 2021 and August 20, 2021.

Are new Washington SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Washington SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits with regular benefits as they are approved.

Want to know if you received your extra EBT benefits? Check your Washington EBT Card Balance.

 

West Virginia

West Virginia has been approved to issue extra SNAP benefits in August by the USDA.

Is West Virginia issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, West Virginia has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Over 158,411 West Virginia households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

West Virginia will begin issuing extra food stamp benefits to EBT Cards on August 4, 2021. All Emergency Allotment benefits are expected to be deposited by September 8, 2021.

Are new West Virginia SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new West Virginia SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits as they are approved. All Emergency Allotment benefits should be deposited by September 8, 2021.

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your West Virginia EBT Card Balance.

 

Wisconsin

Wisconsin has been approved to issue extra SNAP benefits in August by the USDA.

Is Wisconsin issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Wisconsin has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Over 402,957 Wisconsin households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Wisconsin will begin issuing extra food stamp benefits to EBT Cards on August 28, 2021. All Emergency Allotment benefits are expected to be deposited by October 16, 2021.

Are new Wisconsin SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Wisconsin SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits as they are approved. All Emergency Allotment benefits should be deposited by October 16, 2021.

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your Wisconsin EBT Card Balance.

 

Wyoming

The USDA has approved Wyoming for Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in August.

Is Wyoming issuing extra SNAP benefits in August 2021?

Yes, Wyoming has been approved to distribute Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in August 2021. Approximately 15,945 Wyoming households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in August.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Wyoming SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits on a staggered basis between August 2, 2021 and August 5, 2021. Emergency Allotment benefits will be issued in the following order:

  • A-D will be sent August 2, 2021
  • E-K will be sent August 3, 2021
  • L-R will be sent August 4, 2021
  • S-Z will be sent August 5, 2021

Benefits will be available for use on the Wyoming EBT Card the following business-day.

Households will receive their SNAP maximum allotment for their household size or an additional $95, whichever is greater.

Are new Wyoming SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Wyoming SNAP recipients approved during August will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. New Wyoming SNAP recipients will receive their Emergency Allotment on their EBT Card two-business days after they are approved.

Want to know if you received your extra EBT benefits? Check your Wyoming EBT Card Balance.

Extra SNAP Benefits Deposit Dates August 2021

P-EBT Benefit Increase & Expansion

As of January 22, 2021, the Biden Administration passed a law to increase Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits by 15% to help fight childhood hunger.

Previously, the P-EBT program was capped at $5.86 per child per school day. In addition, many households have had issues claiming their P-EBT benefits. The 15% increase to the P-EBT Program will tackle the problem of food insecurity among children during the school year.

To learn more about P-EBT benefits and to see if you qualify, check out our article here.

Extra SNAP Benefits in August 2021

We hope this post about the extra SNAP EBT benefits being issued in August 2021 was helpful to you. If you have any questions about Emergency Allotment benefits, please let us know in the comments section below. We are here to help you!

Still haven’t received your Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits? Check out our Emergency Allotment benefits by Month. You can also contact your state’s food stamp office or SNAP case worker.

Did you know that you can qualify for exclusive discounts and savings as an EBT Cardholder? Check out our list of EBT Discounts by State to find out more!

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