Extra SNAP Food Stamp Benefits for October 2021

Will you be receiving extra SNAP food stamp benefits for October? As of October 6, 2021 a total of 39 states/territories have been approved for extra SNAP EBT maximum benefits in October. The extra food stamp benefits for October 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 October 2021 EA benefits
  • Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) 2.0 Expansion

Extra SNAP Food Stamp Benefits in October 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 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 October, continue reading below.

Emergency allotment (EA) benefits October 2021

Extra SNAP Food Stamp Benefits by State – October 2021

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

Emergency Allotment (EA) Benefits for October 2021

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

Those states include:

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

For details regarding your extra food stamps for October 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 October.

Is Alabama issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, Alabama has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Over 370,000 Alabama households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

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

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 October 30, 2021. New October 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 approved Arizona for Emergency Allotment (EA) Benefits in October.

Is Arizona issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, Arizona has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Over 326,000 Arizona households will receive extra food stamp benefits in October.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

October 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 October 4, 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 October.

Is California issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, California has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Approximately 2.3 Million California households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Extra SNAP benefits will be distributed for CalWIN recipients on November 10, 2021 and for CalSAWS recipients on November 13, 2021. All California SNAP EBT Cardholders will receive their extra food stamp benefits by November 14, 2021.

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

Yes, any new California SNAP recipients approved during October will receive Emergency Allotment benefits by November 14, 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 October.

Is Colorado issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

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

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

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

 

Connecticut

The USDA approved Connecticut for Emergency Allotment (EA) Benefits in October.

Is Connecticut issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, Connecticut has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Over 214,500 Connecticut households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

October Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits will be distributed to Connecticut households beginning October 14, 2021 with waves continuing on October 22nd and 29th. All Connecticut households are expected to receive their extra food stamp benefits on their EBT Card by the beginning of November.

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

Yes, new Connecticut SNAP recipients will be issued their Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits beginning October 14, 2021. New September SNAP approvals will be issued extra Connecticut food stamp benefits as they are approved.

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

 

Delaware

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

Is Delaware issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, Delaware has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Approximately 55,155 Delaware households will receive extra food stamp benefits in October.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Delaware households will receive their extra SNAP benefits on their EBT Card on October 27, 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 October 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 October by the USDA.

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

Yes, D.C. has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Over 81,000 District of Columbia households will receive extra food stamp benefits in September.

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 October 2021.

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

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

Georgia

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

Is Georgia issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, Georgia has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Approximately 724,454 Georgia households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Georgia Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits will be issued on October 25th, 26th, 27th, and 28th. 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 October, 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 October.

Is Guam issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, Guam has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Approximately 11,623 Guam households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Guam Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits will start being issued on October 22, 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 October will receive P-SNAP benefits.

 

Hawaii

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

Is Hawaii issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, Hawaii has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Approximately 108,560 Hawaii households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Hawaii Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits will be issued on November 15th. 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 October, P-SNAP benefits will be issued on November 15, 2021.

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 October by the USDA.

Is Illinois issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, Illinois has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Approximately 950,327 Illinois households will receive extra food stamp benefits in October.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

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

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

 

Are new Illinois SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Illinois SNAP recipients approved during October 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.

    

Indiana

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

Is Indiana issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, Indiana has been approved to distribute extra SNAP EBT benefits in October 2021. Approximately 247,455 Indiana households will receive extra food stamp benefits through Emergency Allotment in October .

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Indiana Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits will be issued on their regular staggered schedule from October 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 October 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 October by the USDA.

Is Iowa issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, Iowa has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Approximately 138,696 Iowa households will receive extra food stamp benefits in October.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

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

Are new Iowa SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Iowa SNAP recipients approved during October 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 October by the USDA.

Is Kentucky issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, Kentucky has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Approximately 270,582 Kentucky households will receive extra food stamp benefits in October.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

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

Is Louisiana issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, Louisiana has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Over 401,000 Louisiana households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

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

  • October 9, 2021
  • October 16, 2021
  • October 23, 2021
  • October 30, 2021

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

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

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

Is Maine issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, Maine has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Over 83,730 Maine households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Maine SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to have their Emergency Allotment benefits issued on October 7, 2021. Benefits will be available on your Maine EBT Card by October 8, 2021.

Are new Maine SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Maine SNAP recipients approved during October will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. Households that apply for food assistance in October, but are approved after October 7th, 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 October by the USDA.

Is Maryland issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, Maryland has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Over 283,344 Maryland households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

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 October between the 1st and 31st.

Are new Maryland SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

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

Is Michigan issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, Michigan has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Approximately, 695,861 Michigan households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

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 October 23, 2021. All current Michigan SNAP households should have their extra food stamp benefits by November 1, 2021.

The October 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 October will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits by the end of the first week in November 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 October by the USDA.

Is Mississippi issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, Mississippi has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Over 210,000 Mississippi households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

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

Are new Mississippi SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Mississippi SNAP recipients approved during October 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 October.

Is New Hampshire issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, New Hampshire has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Approximately 33,838 New Hampshire households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

New Hampshire SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits on October 5th, October 19th, November 5th and November 23rd. All New Hampshire food stamp recipients will have their EA benefits available on their EBT Card by November 24, 2021.

Are new New Hampshire SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new New Hampshire SNAP recipients approved during October will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. New SNAP households will receive their extra food stamp benefits between October 5, 2021 and November 23, 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 October by the USDA.

Is New Jersey issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, New Jersey has been approved to distribute Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Over 447,000 New Jersey households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

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 October 1, 2021 through October 5, 2021.

Are new New Jersey SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

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

Is New Mexico issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, New Mexico has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Approximately 274,795 New Mexico households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

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 October 1, 2021 and October 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 October 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 October by the USDA.

Is New York issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

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

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 October 18th to October 22nd and October 25th to October 29th, 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 from October 11th to October 14th and October 18th to October 21, 2021.

Are new New York SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new New York SNAP recipients approved during October 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 October by the USDA.

Is North Carolina issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, North Carolina has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Over 814,585 North Carolina households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

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

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

Are new North Carolina SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

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

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

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

Is Ohio issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, Ohio has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Approximately 693,903 Ohio households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

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 October 28, 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 October will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. New Ohio food stamp recipients approved after October 28th 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 October by the USDA.

Is Oklahoma issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, Oklahoma has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Approximately 280,299 Oklahoma households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

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

Is Oregon issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, Oregon has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Over 408,374 Oregon households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

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 October 11th. Any SNAP Cases added since October 11th will receive their benefits on October 28th. The last wave will be on November 1st which will include any missed cases or new recipients since October 31st.

Are new Oregon SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Oregon SNAP recipients approved during October will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits by November 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 October.

Is Pennsylvania issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2020?

Yes, Pennsylvania has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Approximately 963,747 Pennsylvania households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Pennsylvania food stamp recipients can expect to receive their Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits between October 15th and October 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 October 28th, they will be sent out on December 3, 2021.

Are new Pennsylvania SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Pennsylvania SNAP recipients approved during October will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. Utah SNAP recipients will receive their extra food stamp benefits by December 3, 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 October.

Is Rhode Island issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, Rhode Island has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Approximately 82,664 Rhode Island households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

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

Is South Carolina issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, South Carolina has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Over 305,597 South Carolina households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

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

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

Are new South Carolina SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

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

Is Tennessee issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, Tennessee has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Approximately 541,932 Tennessee households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

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 – October 1, 2021 through October 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 October will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. Tennessee SNAP recipients will receive their extra food stamp benefits by October 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 October.

Is Texas issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, Texas has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Approximately 1.2 million Texas households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

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 October 4, 2021 and October 8, 2021. The Texas Emergency Allotment issuance start date is set for October 4, 2021.

Are new Texas SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

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

Is Utah issuing extra SNAP benefits in September 2021?

Yes, Utah has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Approximately 75,624 Utah households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Utah food stamp recipients can expect to receive their Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits on October 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 October will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. Utah SNAP recipients will receive their extra food stamp benefits by November 1, 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 October.

Is Vermont issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, Vermont has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Over 37,462 Vermont households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Vermont SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits on November 12, 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 October will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. Vermont SNAP recipients will receive their extra food stamp benefits by November 14, 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 October by the USDA.

Is Virginia issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, Virginia has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Approximately 367,014 Virginia households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

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

Is Washington issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, Washington has been approved to distribute Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Approximately 529,439 Washington households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

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

Are new Washington SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

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

Is West Virginia issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, West Virginia has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Over 158,319 West Virginia households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

West Virginia will begin issuing extra food stamp benefits to EBT Cards on October 6, 2021. All Emergency Allotment benefits are expected to be deposited by November 10, 2021.

Are new West Virginia SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new West Virginia SNAP recipients approved during October will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits as they are approved. All Emergency Allotment benefits should be deposited by November 10, 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 October by the USDA.

Is Wisconsin issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, Wisconsin has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Over 386,000 Wisconsin households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Wisconsin will begin issuing extra food stamp benefits to EBT Cards on October 16, 2021. All Emergency Allotment benefits are expected to be deposited by December 11, 2021.

Are new Wisconsin SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Wisconsin SNAP recipients approved during October will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits as they are approved. All Emergency Allotment benefits should be deposited by December 11, 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 October.

Is Wyoming issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2021?

Yes, Wyoming has been approved to distribute Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in October 2021. Approximately 15,875 Wyoming households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

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 October 2, 2021 and October 5, 2021. Your extra SNAP benefits are scheduled to be deposited one day after your regular benefits.

Emergency Allotment benefits will be issued in the following order:

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

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 October 2021

We hope this post about the extra SNAP EBT benefits being issued in October 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 September? Check out our article on the Emergency Allotment benefits for September 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!

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