Extra SNAP Food Stamp Benefits for December 2021

Will you be receiving extra SNAP food stamp benefits for December? As of December 13, 2021 a total of 39 states have been approved for extra SNAP EBT maximum benefits in December. The extra food stamp benefits for December 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 December 2021 EA benefits
  • Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) 2.0 Expansion

States issuing Extra SNAP Food Stamp benefits in December 2021Pandemic 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 on 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 2021-2022

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.

To see the maximum SNAP allotment for your household size for October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022, please refer to the chart below:

Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount by Household Size for Fiscal Year 2022

Effective October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022

Household Size Maximum SNAP Benefit Allotment
48 States & D.C. Hawaii Alaska Virgin Islands Guam
Urban Rural 1 Rural 2
1 $250 $472 $322 $411 $500 $322 $369
2 $459 $865 $591 $753 $917 $590 $677
3 $658 $1,239 $846 $1,079 $1,313 $845 $969
4 $835 $1,573 $1,074 $1,370 $1,667 $1,074 $1,231
5 $992 $1,868 $1,276 $1,627 $1,980 $1,275 $1,462
6 $1,190 $2,242 $1,531 $1,952 $2,376 $1,530 $1,754
7 $1,316 $2,478 $1,692 $2,158 $2,626 $1,691 $1,939
8 $1,504 $2,832 $1,934 $2,466 $3,002 $1,933 $2,216
Each Additional Household Member: +$188 +$354 +$242 +$308 +$375 +$242 + $277

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

Emergency allotment (EA) benefits by state December 2021

Extra SNAP Food Stamp Benefits by State – December 2021

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

Emergency Allotment (EA) Benefits for December 2021

Currently, 39 states have been approved to issue extra food stamps in December 2021.

Those states include:

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

For details regarding your extra food stamps for December 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 December.

Is Alabama issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, Alabama has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Over 374,600 Alabama households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

December Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits will be distributed to Alabama households on December 29, 2021. Benefits will be available on your Alabama EBT Card for use by December 30th.

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

Yes, new and renewing Alabama SNAP recipients will be issued their Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits on December 30, 2021. New December 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.

Alaska

The USDA approved Alaska for Emergency Allotment (EA) Benefits in December.

Is Alaska issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, Alaska has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Over 36,680 Alaska households will receive extra food stamp benefits in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

December Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits will be distributed to Alaska households from December 3rd to December 31st. 

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

Yes, new and renewing Alaska SNAP recipients will be issued their December Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits once they are approved for food stamp benefits.

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

 

Arizona

The USDA approved Arizona for Emergency Allotment (EA) Benefits in December.

Is Arizona issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, Arizona has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Over 322,300 Arizona households will receive extra food stamp benefits in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

December Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits will be distributed to Arizona households on their regular issuance schedule. With the exception of cases with the last name beginning with A through H. These cases will receive their extra benefits on December 2, 2021.

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

Yes, new and renewing Arizona SNAP recipients will be issued their Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits on a staggered basis based on their last name.

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

 

California

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

Is California issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, California has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Approximately 2.5 Million California households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Extra SNAP benefits will be distributed for CalWIN recipients on January 14, 2021 and for CalSAWS recipients on January 15, 2021. All California SNAP EBT Cardholders will receive their extra food stamp benefits by January 16, 2021.

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

Yes, any new California SNAP recipients approved during December will receive Emergency Allotment benefits by January 16, 2021.

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

 

Colorado

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

Is Colorado issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

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

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

December Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits will be distributed to Colorado households beginning December 5, 2021 to December 10, 2021. All current Colorado food stamp recipients are expected to receive their Emergency Allotment benefits on their EBT Card by December 11, 2021.

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

Yes, new and re-certifying Colorado SNAP recipients will be issued with their Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits beginning December 5, 2021. New December 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

Delaware SNAP households has been approved for Emergency Allotment benefits in December by the USDA.

Is Delaware issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, Delaware has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Approximately 57,127 Delaware households will receive extra food stamp benefits in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Delaware households will receive their extra SNAP benefits on their EBT Card on December 17, 2021. Benefits will be available in your Delaware EBT Card Account for use the next business day.

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

Yes, any new Delaware SNAP recipients approved during December 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 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 December by the USDA.

Is the District of Columbia issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, D.C. has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Over 80,000 District of Columbia households will receive extra food stamp benefits in December.

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 December 2021.

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

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

 

Georgia

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

Is Georgia issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, Georgia has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Approximately 763,660 Georgia households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Georgia Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits will be issued on December 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th. 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 December, 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 December.

Is Guam issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, Guam has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Approximately 11,645 Guam households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Guam Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits will start being issued on December 17, 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, as new Guam food stamp applications are approved during the month of December will receive P-SNAP benefits.

 

Hawaii

The USDA extended Hawaii’s Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP Benefits for December.

Is Hawaii issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, Hawaii has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Approximately 100,621 Hawaii households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Hawaii Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits will be issued on January 12th. Households can expect to have their extra food stamp benefits available for use on their Hawaii EBT Card the following business day.

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

Yes, as new Hawaii food stamp applications are approved during the month of December, P-SNAP benefits will be issued on January 12, 2022.

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

 

Illinois

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

Is Illinois issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, Illinois has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Approximately 988,522 Illinois households will receive extra food stamp benefits in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

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

SNAP Deposit Date EA Deposit Date (December 2021)
December 1, 2021 (Case Numbers 1-4) December 21, 2021
December 1, 2021 (Case Numbers 5-9) December 22, 2021
December 2, 2021 – December 3, 2021 December 23, 2021
December 4, 2021 December 24, 2021
December 5, 2021 – December 6, 2021 December 25, 2021
December 7, 2021 December 26, 2021
December 8, 2021 – December 9, 2021 December 27, 2021
December 10, 2021 December 28, 2021
December 13, 2021 – December 20, 2021 December 29, 2021

Are new Illinois SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

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

All December EA benefits will be distributed to Illinois EBT Cards by January 3, 2021.

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

Indiana

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

Is Indiana issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, Indiana has been approved to distribute extra SNAP EBT benefits in December 2021. Approximately 246,477 Indiana households will receive extra food stamp benefits through Emergency Allotment in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Indiana Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits will be issued on their regular staggered schedule from December 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 December the next day after approval.

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

 

Iowa

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

Is Iowa issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, Iowa has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Approximately 140,666 Iowa households will receive extra food stamp benefits in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

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

Are new Iowa SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Iowa SNAP recipients approved during December 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.

 

Kansas

Kansas has been approved to issue extra SNAP benefits in December by the USDA.

Is Kansas issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, Kansas has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Approximately 63,000 Kansas households will receive extra food stamp benefits in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Kansas Emergency Allotment benefits will begin distribution on January 15, 2022 and continue through January 24, 2022.

Are new Kansas SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Kansas SNAP recipients approved during December will receive Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits in January 2022.

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

 

Kentucky

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

Is Kentucky issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, Kentucky has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Approximately 253,125 Kentucky households will receive extra food stamp benefits in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Kentucky Emergency Allotment benefits will begin distribution on December 2, 2021. SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits for December on their regular SNAP deposit date between December 2, 2021 and December 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 December 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 December.

Is Louisiana issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, Louisiana has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Over 421,000 Louisiana households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

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

  • December 4, 2021
  • December 11, 2021
  • December 18, 2021
  • December 23, 2021
  • December 30, 2021

All Louisiana households can expect to have their extra food stamp benefits available on their Louisiana EBT Card by Friday, December 31, 2021.

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

Yes, any new Louisiana SNAP recipients approved in December 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 December.

Is Maine issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, Maine has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Over 87,816 Maine households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

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

Are new Maine SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Maine SNAP recipients approved during December will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. Households that apply for food assistance in December, but are approved after December 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 December by the USDA.

Is Maryland issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, Maryland has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Over 394,180 Maryland households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

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 December between the 1st and 31st.

Are new Maryland SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Maryland SNAP recipients approved during December 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 December by the USDA.

Is Michigan issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, Michigan has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Approximately 667,621 Michigan households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Michigan food stamp EBT cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits over a 10-day period beginning on December 18, 2021. All current Michigan SNAP households should have their extra food stamp benefits by December 27, 2021.

The December EA benefits will be issued on a staggered schedule over the 10-day period.

Are new Michigan SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Michigan SNAP recipients approved during December will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits the week of January 10, 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 December by the USDA.

Is Mississippi issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, Mississippi has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Over 215,000 Mississippi households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Mississippi food stamp EBT cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits on December 2, 2021 for all current SNAP households.

Are new Mississippi SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Mississippi SNAP recipients approved during December 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.

 

New Hampshire

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

Is New Hampshire issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, New Hampshire has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Approximately 34,109 New Hampshire households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

New Hampshire SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits on December 5th, December 21st, January 5th and January 25th. All New Hampshire food stamp recipients will have their EA benefits available on their EBT Card by January 26, 2021.

Are new New Hampshire SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new New Hampshire SNAP recipients approved during December will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. New SNAP households will receive their extra food stamp benefits between January 5, 2021 and January 25, 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 December by the USDA.

Is New Jersey issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, New Jersey has been approved to distribute Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Over 457,000 New Jersey households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

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 December 1, 2021 through December 5, 2021.

Are new New Jersey SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new New Jersey SNAP recipients approved during December 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 December.

Is New Mexico issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, New Mexico has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Approximately 280,905 New Mexico households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

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 December 1, 2021 and December 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 December 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. 

 

New York

New York has been approved to issue extra SNAP benefits in December by the USDA.

Is New York issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, New York has been approved to distribute Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Over 1.6 million New York households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

New York City SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits from December 14th to December 18th, December 21st to December 24th, and December 28, 2021. Benefits will be available on your NYC EBT Card the following business day. 

For New York State EBT Cardholders, you can expect to receive your extra food stamp benefits December 8th and 9th, December 13th to December 16th, and December 20th and 21st.

Are new New York SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new New York SNAP recipients approved during December 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 York EBT Card Balance.

 

North Carolina

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

Is North Carolina issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, North Carolina has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Over 827,761 North Carolina households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

North Carolina SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits between December 22, 2021 and December 1, 2021. Emergency Allotment benefits will be sent out to North Carolina SNAP EBT cardholders over a 10-day period on:

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

Are new North Carolina SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

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

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

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

Is Ohio issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, Ohio has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Approximately 699,357 Ohio households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

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 December 14, 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 December will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. New Ohio food stamp recipients approved after December 14th 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 December by the USDA.

Is Oklahoma issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, Oklahoma has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Approximately 291,988 Oklahoma households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Oklahoma SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits between December 10, 2021 and December 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 December 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 December by the USDA.

Is Oregon issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, Oregon has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Over 390,632 Oregon households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

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 December 10th. Any SNAP Cases added since December 10th will receive their benefits on December 29th. The last wave will be on January 3rd which will include any missed cases or new recipients since December 31st.

Are new Oregon SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Oregon SNAP recipients approved during December will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits by January 3rd.

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 December.

Is Pennsylvania issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2020?

Yes, Pennsylvania has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Approximately 986,993 Pennsylvania households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Pennsylvania food stamp recipients can expect to receive their Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits between December 16th and December 30th. 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 December 30th, they will be sent out on February 4, 2022.

Are new Pennsylvania SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Pennsylvania SNAP recipients approved during December will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. Utah SNAP recipients will receive their extra food stamp benefits by February 4, 2022.

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 December.

Is Rhode Island issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, Rhode Island has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Approximately 79,612 Rhode Island households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Rhode Island SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits on December 3, 2021. Benefits will be available for use on the Rhode Island EBT Card the following business day on December 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 December will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. Rhode Island SNAP recipients approved after December 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 December by the USDA.

Is South Carolina issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, South Carolina has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Over 307,398 South Carolina households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

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 December 1, 2021 and complete on December 19, 2021.

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

Are new South Carolina SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

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

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

Tennessee

The USDA has approved Tennessee for Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in December.

Is Tennessee issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, Tennessee has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Approximately 441,749 Tennessee households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Tennessee food stamp recipients can expect to receive their Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits on their regular issuance schedule – December 1, 2021 through December 20, 2021. Benefits will be available for use on the Tennessee EBT Card the following business day by 8AM.

Are new Tennessee SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Tennessee SNAP recipients approved during December will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. Tennessee SNAP recipients will receive their extra food stamp benefits by December 31, 2021.

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 December.

Is Texas issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, Texas has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Approximately 1.4 million Texas households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

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 December 1, 2021 and December 7, 2021. The Texas Emergency Allotment issuance start date is set for December 1, 2021.

Are new Texas SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Texas SNAP recipients approved during December 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 December.

Is Utah issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, Utah has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Approximately 75,616 Utah households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Utah food stamp recipients can expect to receive their Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits on December 31, 2021. Benefits will be available for use on the Utah EBT Card the following business day.

Are new Utah SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Utah SNAP recipients approved during December will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. Utah SNAP recipients will receive their extra food stamp benefits by December 31, 2021.

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

 

Virginia

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

Is Virginia issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, Virginia has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Approximately 378,000 Virginia households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Virginia will deposit Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits to EBT Cards on December 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 December 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 December by the USDA.

Is Washington issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, Washington has been approved to distribute Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Approximately 491,384 Washington households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Washington will begin issuing Emergency Allotment benefits on December 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 December 2, 2021 and December 20, 2021.

Are new Washington SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Washington SNAP recipients approved during December 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 December by the USDA.

Is West Virginia issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, West Virginia has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Over 159,203 West Virginia households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

West Virginia will begin issuing extra food stamp benefits to EBT Cards on December 2, 2021. All Emergency Allotment benefits are expected to be deposited by January 12, 2022.

Are new West Virginia SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new West Virginia SNAP recipients approved during December will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits as they are approved. All Emergency Allotment benefits should be deposited by January 12, 2022.

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 December by the USDA.

Is Wisconsin issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, Wisconsin has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Over 368,900 Wisconsin households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Wisconsin will begin issuing extra food stamp benefits to EBT Cards on December 18, 2021. All Emergency Allotment benefits are expected to be deposited by February 19, 2022.

Are new Wisconsin SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Wisconsin SNAP recipients approved during December will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits as they are approved. All Emergency Allotment benefits should be deposited by February 19, 2022.

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 December.

Is Wyoming issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2021?

Yes, Wyoming has been approved to distribute Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in December 2021. Approximately 16,426 Wyoming households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

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 December 2, 2021 and December 5, 2021. The extra SNAP benefits are scheduled to be deposited one day after regular benefits.

Emergency Allotment benefits will be issued in the following order:

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

P-EBT Benefit Increase & Expansion for 2021

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.

2021 Holiday Assistance – Free Toys & Meals for Low Income Households

For many Americans, the holidays are a stressful time. Even more so if you are facing food insecurity and are struggling to put food on the table.

If you are unable to buy food or Christmas gifts this holiday season, there is help available to you. Fortunately, there are a several nonprofit organizations and programs that offer holiday assistance and free Christmas gifts to low income households.

Whether it’s a free holiday meal or free gifts and toys for children, there are a lot of programs you can take advantage of.

For more information on how you can get free Christmas gifts, toys, meals, and decorations this 2021 holiday season, check out our complete list of free Christmas Gifts for Low Income Families in 2021.

Extra SNAP Benefits in December 2021

We hope this post about the extra SNAP EBT benefits being issued in December 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 for November? Check out our article on the Emergency Allotment benefits for November 2021. 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!

From the entire team at Food Stamps Now, we wish you and your family a happy & healthy holiday season! 

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