Extra SNAP Food Stamps for October 2022

Are you trying to find out if you will be receiving extra SNAP food stamps for October? As of September 23, 2022 a total of 17 states have been approved for extra SNAP EBT maximum benefits in October. The extra food stamp benefits for October 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 October 2022 EA benefits
  • Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) 2.0 Expansion

States issuing Extra SNAP Food Stamp Benefits for October 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 happening in October by reading our SNAP Benefit Increase for October 2022 article.

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

Emergency allotment (EA) benefits by state - October 2022

Extra SNAP Food Stamps by State – October 2022

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

Emergency Allotment (EA) Benefits for October 2022

Currently, 17 states have been approved to issue extra SNAP Food Stamps in October 2022.

Those states include:

  1. Alabama
  2. District of Columbia
  3. Illinois
  4. Louisiana
  5. Maine
  6. New Jersey
  7. New Mexico
  8. North Carolina
  9. Oregon
  10. Rhode Island
  11. South Carolina
  12. Texas
  13. Utah
  14. Virginia
  15. Washington
  16. West Virginia
  17. Wisconsin

For details regarding your extra SNAP 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 2022?

Yes, Alabama has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2022. Over 384,771 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 31, 2022. Benefits will be available on your Alabama EBT Card for use by November 1st 2022.

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 October 31, 2022. 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.

 

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 2022?

Yes, D.C. has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2022. Over 89,000 District of Columbia households will receive extra food stamp benefits in October.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

D.C. EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits for October 2022 on their normal SNAP benefit issuance schedule.

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.

 

Illinois

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

Is Illinois issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2022?

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

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

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

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.

All October EA benefits will be distributed to Illinois EBT Cards by November 5, 2022.

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

 

Louisiana 

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

Is Louisiana issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2022?

Yes, Louisiana has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2022. Over 400,000 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 1, 2022
  • October 8, 2022
  • October 15, 2022
  • October 22, 2022
  • October 29, 2022

All Louisiana households can expect to have their extra food stamp benefits available on their Louisiana EBT Card by Friday, October 30, 2022.

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

Yes, any new Louisiana SNAP recipients approved in October 22, 2022 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 2022?

Yes, Maine has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2022. Over 90,040 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, 2022. Benefits will be available on your Maine EBT Card by Saturday, October 8th 2022.

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.

 

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 2022?

Yes, New Jersey has been approved to distribute Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in October 2022. Over 380,000 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, 2022 through October 5, 2022.

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

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

Is New Mexico issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2022?

Yes, New Mexico has been approved to distribute Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in October 2022. Over 254,542 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 their regular food stamps deposit date between October 1, 2022 through October 31, 2022.

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 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.

 

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 2022?

Yes, North Carolina has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2022. Over 739,795 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, 2022 and October 31, 2022.

NC 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, 2022 and October 31, 2022.

North Carolina SNAP Application approved from October 22nd to the 31st will receive their extra SNAP food stamps between November 1, 2022 and November 4, 2022.

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

Oregon

Oregon has been approved to issue extra SNAP food stamps benefits in October by the USDA.

Is Oregon issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2022?

Yes, Oregon has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2022. Over 432,220 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 10th.

Any SNAP Cases added since October 10th 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 2nd.

Want to know if you received your extra SNAP EBT benefits? Check your Oregon 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 2022?

Yes, Rhode Island has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2022. Approximately 84,976 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, 2022

Benefits will be available for use on the Rhode Island EBT Card the following business day on Tuesday, October 4th 2022. 

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, 2022 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 2022?

Yes, South Carolina has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2022. Over 306,495 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 to current SNAP households during their regular EBT deposit date schedule. 

Benefits will start being deposited to South Carolina EBT Cards on October 1, 2022. All October EA Deposits will be completed by October 19, 2022.

The first EA benefits for new SC SNAP households will be deposited on October 2, 2022.

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.

 

Texas

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

Is Texas issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2022?

Yes, Texas has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2022. Over 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 Monday, October 3rd and Friday, October 7th.

The Texas Emergency Allotment issuance start date is set for October 3, 2022.

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 (EA) SNAP benefits in October.

Is Utah issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2022?

Yes, Utah has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2022. Approximately 74,217 Utah households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in October.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Utah SNAP EBT Cardholders will not receive their Emergency Allotment benefits with their regular food stamps deposit. All EA benefits will be issued on October 29, 2022. They will be available on your 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. New Utah food stamp recipients approved after October 29th 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 Utah 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 2022?

Yes, Virginia has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2022. Approximately 451,000 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, 2022. Benefits will be available for use on your VA EBT Card the following business day on Monday, October 17th.

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 2022?

Yes, Washington has been approved to distribute Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in October 2022. Approximately 521,098 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 2, 2022 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, 2022 and October 20, 2022.

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 2022?

Yes, West Virginia has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2022. Over 165,837 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 4, 2022. All Emergency Allotment benefits are expected to be in your WV EBT Card account by Wednesday, November 9th 2022.

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 will be deposited by November 10, 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 October by the USDA.

Is Wisconsin issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2022?

Yes, Wisconsin has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2022. Over 346,181 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 15, 2022. All Emergency Allotment benefits are expected to be deposited by Saturday, December 10th 2022.

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 10, 2022.

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

Food Stamps Increase 12.5% for SNAP EBT Cardholders October 2022

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 October 2022

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

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