Extra SNAP Food Stamps for December 2022

Are you trying to find out if you will be receiving extra SNAP food stamps for December? As of November 28, 2022 a total of 13 states have been approved for extra SNAP EBT maximum benefits in December. The extra food stamp benefits for December 2022 are part of the Emergency Allotment (EA) Program.

This means that recipients receiving food stamp benefits in approved states will receive extra food stamps for the month. SNAP EBT cardholders will receive the maximum benefit amount for their household size. The extra SNAP food stamps 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 Stamps Max Benefits
  • Payout Dates for December 2022 EA benefits
  • Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) 2.0 Expansion

States issuing Extra SNAP Food Stamp Benefits for December 2022

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 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 SNAP food stamps 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 in California and are currently receiving $450 in SNAP benefits per month, then you will receive an additional $290 in food stamp benefits. That’s because the maximum allotment amount for a household of three in California is $740 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 2022-2023

Use the chart below to find the Maximum SNAP Allotment Amount for your household size in fiscal year 2023. 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, 2022 through September 30, 2023, please refer to the chart below:

Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount by Household Size for Fiscal Year 2023
Effective October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023
Household Size Maximum SNAP Benefit Allotment
48 States & D.C. Hawaii Alaska Virgin Islands Guam
Urban Rural 1 Rural 2
1 $281 $538 $351 $448 $545 $362 $415
2 $516 $987 $644 $822 $1,000 $664 $761
3 $740 $1,413 $923 $1,177 $1,432 $951 $1,090
4 $939 $1,794 $1,172 $1,494 $1,819 $1,208 $1,385
5 $1,116 $2,131 $1,391 $1,774 $2,160 $1,434 $1,644
6 $1,339 $2,557 $1,670 $2,129 $2,592 $1,721 $1,973
7 $1,480 $2,826 $1,846 $2,354 $2,865 $1,903 $2,181
8 $1,691 $3,230 $2,109 $2,690 $3,274 $2,174 $2,493
Each Additional Household Member: +$211 +$404 +$264 +$336 +$409 +$272 +$312

Learn more about the changes to food stamps that happened in October, read our SNAP Benefit Increase for October 2022 article.

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 2022

Extra SNAP Food Stamps by State – December 2022

Find out which states are issuing extra food stamp benefits to households in December 2022. We will also provide you with the date you can expect to receive your December Emergency Allotment benefits.

Emergency Allotment (EA) Benefits for December 2022

Currently, 13 states have been approved to issue extra SNAP Food Stamps in December 2022.

Those states include:

  1. Hawaii
  2. Illinois
  3. Maine
  4. Maryland
  5. New Hampshire
  6. New Jersey
  7. New Mexico
  8. Oklahoma
  9. Oregon
  10. Vermont
  11. Virginia
  12. West Virginia
  13. Wisconsin

For details regarding your extra SNAP 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:

Hawaii

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

Is Hawaii issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2022?

Yes, Hawaii has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2022. Approximately 85,590 Hawaii households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

The December Hawaii Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits will be issued on Tuesday, January 10th. SNAP 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 10, 2023.

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 2022?

Yes, Illinois has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2022. Over 1 million 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 21, 2022.

SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits for December 2022 on the following schedule:

SNAP Deposit Date EA Deposit Date (December 2022)
December 1, 2022 (Case Numbers 1-4) December 21, 2022
December 1, 2022 (Case Numbers 5-9) December 22, 2022
December 2, 2022 – December 3, 2022 December 23, 2022
December 4, 2022 December 24, 2022
December 5, 2022 – December 6, 2022 December 25, 2022
December 7, 2022 December 26, 2022
December 8, 2022 – December 9, 2022 December 27, 2022
December 10, 2022 December 28, 2022
December 13, 2022 – December 20, 2022 December 29, 2022

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 6, 2023.

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

Maine

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

Is Maine issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2022?

Yes, Maine has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2022. Over 93,317 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 9, 2022. Benefits will be available on your Maine EBT Card by Saturday, December 10th 2022.

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 9th, 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 2022?

Yes, Maryland has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2022. Over 347,310 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 between December 4th and December 23rd.

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.

New Hampshire

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

Is New Hampshire issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2022?

Yes, New Hampshire has been approved to distribute Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in December 2022. Over 35,330 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 1st, December 16th, and January 20th.

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 by January 20, 2023.

Want to know if you received your extra 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 2022?

Yes, New Jersey has been approved to distribute Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in December 2022. Over 385,000 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, 2022 through December 5, 2022.

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

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

Is New Mexico issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2022?

Yes, New Mexico has been approved to distribute Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in December 2022. Over 258,511 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 their regular food stamps deposit date between December 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022.

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 within 3-days of being approved for food stamps.

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

Oklahoma

Oklahoma has approved for Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits in December by the USDA.

Is Oklahoma issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2022?

Yes, Oklahoma has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2022. Approximately 317,753 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, 2022 and December 15, 2022.

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 food stamps benefits in December by the USDA.

Is Oregon issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2022?

Yes, Oregon has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2022. Over 425,960 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 12th.

Any SNAP Cases added since December 12th 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 3, 2023.

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

Vermont 

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

Is Vermont issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2022?

Yes, Vermont has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2022. Over 41,146 Vermont households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in December.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Vermont SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits on Thursday, January 12, 2023. 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 December will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. Vermont SNAP recipients will receive their extra food stamp benefits by Friday, January 13, 2023.

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 December by the USDA.

Is Virginia issuing extra SNAP benefits in December 2022?

Yes, Virginia has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2022. Approximately 460,000 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, 2022. Benefits will be available for use on your VA EBT Card the following business day on Saturday, December 17th.

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.

 

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 2022?

Yes, West Virginia has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2022. Over 166,515 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 7, 2022. All Emergency Allotment benefits are expected to be in your WV EBT Card account by Wednesday, January 11th 2023.

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 will be deposited by January 11, 2023.

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 2022?

Yes, Wisconsin has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in December 2022. Over 351,759 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 17, 2022. All Emergency Allotment benefits are expected to be deposited by Saturday, February 11th 2023.

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 11, 2023.

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

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Food Stamps Increase in October 2022

Attention SNAP recipients – food stamp benefits will be increasing by 12.5% beginning on October 1, 2022. This is an effort to mitigate the rising prices of food and grocery items due to inflation.

As a result, there will also be changes to the food stamps eligibility income limits, resource deductions, and much more.

To get all the new maximum benefit amounts for 2022-2023, read our newest article with all the information on the Food Stamps Increase for October 2022.

P-EBT Benefit Increase & Expansion for 2022

As of February 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 Food Stamps in December 2022

We hope this post about the extra SNAP EBT benefits being issued in December 2022 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 2022. 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!

Are you in need of some extra help this holiday season? Check out our guide on Free Christmas Gifts for Low Income Families in 2022.

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