28 States Issuing Extra Food Stamps for February 2023

Are you trying to find out if you will be receiving extra food stamps for February? As of February 2, 2023 a total of 28 states have been approved for extra SNAP EBT maximum benefits in February. The extra food stamp benefits for February 2023 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 Maximum Benefits
  • Payout Dates for February 2023 Extra Food Stamps
  • Extra Food Stamps ending in March 2023
  • Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) 2.0 Expansion

BREAKING NEWS: The Extra Food Stamps Program will be ending March 1, 2023. That means February 2023 will be your last month to receive extra food stamp benefits. To learn more, read our complete article here.

States issuing Extra SNAP Food Stamp Benefits in February 2023

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 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 February, continue reading below.

Emergency allotment (EA) benefits by State for February 2023

Extra Food Stamps for February 2023 by State

Find out which states are issuing extra food stamp benefits to households in February 2023. We will also provide you with the date you can expect to receive your February Emergency Allotment benefits.

Emergency Allotment (EA) Benefits for February 2023

Currently, 28 states have been approved to issue extra SNAP Food Stamps in February 2023.

Those states include:

  1. Alabama
  2. California
  3. Colorado
  4. Delaware
  5. District of Columbia
  6. Hawaii
  7. Illinois
  8. Kansas
  9. Louisiana
  10. Maine
  11. Maryland
  12. Michigan
  13. New Hampshire
  14. New Jersey
  15. New York
  16. North Carolina
  17. Ohio
  18. Oklahoma
  19. Oregon
  20. Pennsylvania
  21. Rhode Island
  22. Texas
  23. Utah
  24. Vermont
  25. Virginia
  26. Washington
  27. West Virginia
  28. Wisconsin

For details regarding your extra SNAP food stamps for February 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 February.

Is Alabama issuing extra SNAP benefits in February 2023?

Yes, Alabama has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in February 2023. Over 393,341 Alabama households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in February.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

February Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits will be distributed to Alabama households on February 28, 2023. Benefits will be available on your Alabama EBT Card for use by March 1st 2023.

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 February 28, 2023. New February 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.

 

California

The USDA extended Arizona’s Emergency Allotment (EA) Benefits for February.

Is California issuing extra food stamps for February 2023?

Yes, California has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in February 2023. Approximately 2.9 Million California households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in February 2023.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Extra SNAP benefits will be distributed to all Calfresh recipients on Saturday, March 25, 2023.

All California SNAP EBT Cardholders (CalSAWS and CalWIN) will receive their extra February food stamp benefits by Monday, March 27, 2023.

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

Yes, any new California SNAP recipients approved during February will receive Emergency Allotment benefits by March 25, 2023.

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

 

Colorado

The USDA approved Colorado for extra SNAP Food Stamps and Emergency Allotment (EA) Benefits in February.

Is Colorado issuing extra SNAP benefits in February 2023?

Yes, Colorado has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in February 2023. Over 286,000 Colorado households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in February.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

February Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits will be distributed to Colorado households beginning February 19, 2023 to February 24, 2023. All current Colorado food stamp recipients are expected to receive their Emergency Allotment benefits on their EBT Card by Saturday, February 25th 2023.

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 February 19, 2023. Any new February SNAP EBT approvals after February 19th will be issued extra Colorado food stamp benefits with their regular benefits.

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

 

Delaware

The USDA approved Delaware for extra SNAP Food Stamps and Emergency Allotment (EA) Benefits in February.

Is Delaware issuing extra SNAP benefits in February 2023?

Yes, Delaware has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in February 2023. Over 60,492 Delaware households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in February.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

February Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits will be distributed to Delaware households on Monday, February 27, 2023. All current Delaware food stamp recipients are expected to receive their Emergency Allotment benefits on their EBT Card by Tuesday, February 28th.

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

Yes, new and re-certifying Delaware SNAP recipients approved after February 27th will be issued extra Delaware food stamp benefits with their regular benefits.

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

District of Columbia

District of Columbia (D.C.) SNAP households have been approved for Emergency Allotment benefits in February by the USDA.

Is D.C. issuing extra SNAP food stamps in February 2023?

Yes, the District of Columbia has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in February 2023. Approximately 84,100 D.C. households will receive extra food stamp benefits in February.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

District of Columbia households will be issued their extra SNAP benefits to their EBT Card on their regular issuance schedule. Benefits will be available in your D.C. EBT Card Account for use the next business day.

Are new District of Columbia SNAP recipients eligible for extra food stamp benefits?

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

 

Hawaii

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

Is Hawaii issuing extra SNAP benefits in February 2023?

Yes, Hawaii has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in February 2023. Approximately 83,901 Hawaii households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in February.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

The February Hawaii Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits will be issued on Monday, March 13th. 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 February, P-SNAP benefits will be issued on March 13, 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 February by the USDA.

Is Illinois issuing extra Food Stamps for February 2023?

Yes, Illinois has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in February 2023. Over 1 million Illinois households will receive extra food stamp benefits in February.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Illinois Emergency Allotment benefits will begin distribution on February 20, 2023.

SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits for February 2023 on the following schedule:

SNAP Deposit Date EA Deposit Date (February 2023)
February 1, 2023 (Case Numbers 1-4) February 20, 2023
February 1, 2023 (Case Numbers 5-9) February 21, 2023
February 2, 2023 – February 3, 2023 February 22, 2023
February 4, 2023 February 23, 2023
February 5, 2023 – February 6, 2023 February 24, 2023
February 7, 2023 February 25, 2023
February 8, 2023 – February 9, 2023 February 26, 2023
February 10, 2023 February 27, 2023
February 13, 2023 – February 20, 2023 February 28, 2023

Are new Illinois SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

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

All February EA benefits will be distributed to Illinois EBT Cards by March 4, 2023.

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

 

Kansas

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

Is Kansas issuing extra food stamps for February 2023?

Yes, Kansas has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in February 2023. Approximately 63,000 Kansas households will receive extra food stamp benefits in February.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Kansas Emergency Allotment benefits will begin distribution on March 22, 2023 and continue through March 31, 2023.

Are new Kansas SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Kansas SNAP recipients approved during February will receive Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits in March 2023.

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

Louisiana 

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

Is Louisiana issuing extra SNAP benefits in February 2023?

Yes, Louisiana has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in February 2023. Over 450,000 Louisiana households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in February.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

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

  • February 4, 2023
  • February 11, 2023
  • February 18, 2023
  • February 25, 2023

All Louisiana households can expect to have their extra food stamp benefits available on their Louisiana EBT Card by Monday, February 27, 2023.

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

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

Is Maine issuing extra food stamps for February 2023?

Yes, Maine has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in February 2023. Over 91,508 Maine households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in February.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Maine SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to have their Emergency Allotment benefits issued on February 10, 2023. Benefits will be available on your Maine EBT Card by Saturday, February 11th 2023.

Are new Maine SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

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

Is Maryland issuing extra SNAP benefits in February 2023?

Yes, Maryland has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in February 2023. Over 347,320 Maryland households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in February.

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 February 4th and February 23rd.

Are new Maryland SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

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

Is Michigan issuing extra SNAP benefits in February 2023?

Yes, Michigan has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in February 2023. Approximately 705,350 Michigan households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in February.

When will I receive my extra food stamps for February 2023?

Michigan food stamp EBT cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits staggered over a 10-day period beginning on February 18, 2023

All current Michigan SNAP households should have their extra food stamp benefits by Tuesday, February 28, 2023.

Are new Michigan SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Michigan SNAP recipients approved during February will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits during the first week of February 2023.

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

New Hampshire

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

Is New Hampshire issuing extra food stamps for February 2023?

Yes, New Hampshire has been approved to distribute Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in February 2023. Over 35,389 New Hampshire households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in February.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

New Hampshire SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits on February 2nd, February 17th, and March 17th.

Are new New Hampshire SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new New Hampshire SNAP recipients approved during February will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits by March 17, 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 February by the USDA.

Is New Jersey issuing extra SNAP benefits in February 2023?

Yes, New Jersey has been approved to distribute Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in February 2023. Over 388,000 New Jersey households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in February.

When will I receive my extra food stamps for February 2023?

New Jersey SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits on their regular food stamps deposit date between February 1, 2023 through February 5, 2023.

Are new New Jersey SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new New Jersey SNAP recipients approved during February 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 York

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

Is New York issuing extra Food Stamps for February 2023?

Yes, New York has been approved to distribute Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits in February 2023. Over 1.6 million New York households will receive extra NY food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in February.

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 the following dates:

  • February 10th to February 27th

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 the following dates:

  • February 6th to February 9th
  • February 12th to February 16th
  • February 21st to February 22nd

Benefits will be available on your New York EBT Card the following business day.

Are new New York SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

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

Is North Carolina issuing extra SNAP benefits in February 2023?

Yes, North Carolina has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in February 2023. Over 813,076 North Carolina households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in February.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

North Carolina SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits between February 22, 2023 and March 3, 2023.

NC Emergency Allotment benefits will be sent out to North Carolina SNAP EBT cardholders over a 10-day period on:

  • 22nd of February
  • 23rd of February
  • 24th of February
  • 25th of February
  • 26th of February
  • 27th of February
  • 28th of February
  • 1st of March
  • 2nd of March
  • 3rd of March

Are new North Carolina SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

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

North Carolina SNAP Applications approved from February 1st to the 21st will receive their extra SNAP benefits between February 22, 2023 and March 3, 2023.

North Carolina SNAP Application approved from February 22nd to the 28th will receive their extra SNAP food stamps between March 6, 2023 and March 10, 2023.

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 February.

Is Ohio issuing extra SNAP benefits in February 2023?

Yes, Ohio has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in February 2023. Approximately 673,339 Ohio households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in February.

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 Monday, February 27, 2023. 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 February will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. New Ohio food stamp recipients approved after February 27th 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 (EA) SNAP benefits in February by the USDA.

Is Oklahoma issuing extra SNAP benefits in February 2023?

Yes, Oklahoma has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in February 2023. Approximately 325,679 Oklahoma households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in February.

When will I receive my extra food stamps for February 2023?

Oklahoma SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits between February 10, 2023 and February 15, 2023.

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 February 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 February by the USDA.

Is Oregon issuing extra SNAP food stamps for February 2023?

Yes, Oregon has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in February 2023. Over 416,115 Oregon households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in February.

When will I receive my extra food stamps for February 2023?

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 February 10th.

Any SNAP Cases added since February 10th will receive their benefits on February 27th. 

The last wave will be on March 1st which will include any missed cases or new recipients since February 28th.

Are new Oregon SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Oregon SNAP recipients approved during February will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits by March 1, 2023.

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 February.

Is Pennsylvania issuing extra SNAP benefits in February 2023?

Yes, Pennsylvania has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in February 2023. Over 1 million Pennsylvania households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in February.

When will I receive my extra food stamps for February 2023?

Pennsylvania food stamp recipients can expect to receive their Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2023
  • Thursday, February 16, 2023
  • Friday, February 17, 2023
  • Saturday, February 18, 2023
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2023
  • Thursday, February 23, 2023
  • Friday, February 24, 2023
  • Saturday, February 25, 2023
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2023
  • Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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 March 1st, they will be sent out on Friday, April 7, 2023.

Are new Pennsylvania SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Pennsylvania SNAP recipients approved during February will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. New Pennsylvania SNAP recipients will receive their extra food stamp benefits by April 7, 2023.

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 February.

Is Rhode Island issuing extra food stamps for February 2023?

Yes, Rhode Island has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in February 2023. Approximately 81,077 Rhode Island households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in February.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Rhode Island SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits on February 3, 2023

Benefits will be available for use on the Rhode Island EBT Card the following business day on Friday, February 3rd 2023. 

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 February will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. Rhode Island SNAP recipients approved after February 3, 2023 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.

 

Texas

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

Is Texas issuing extra SNAP benefits in February 2023?

Yes, Texas has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in February 2023. Over 1.3 million Texas households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in February.

When will I receive my extra food stamps for February 2023?

Texas SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits on a staggered basis between Thursday, February 2nd and Monday, February 6th through Thursday, February 9th.

The Texas Emergency Allotment issuance start date is set for February 2, 2023.

Are new Texas SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

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

Is Utah issuing extra food stamps for February 2023?

Yes, Utah has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in February 2023. Approximately 77,322 Utah households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in February.

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 Saturday, February 25, 2023. 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 February will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. New Utah food stamp recipients approved after February 25th 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.

Vermont 

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

Is Vermont issuing extra food stamps for February 2023?

Yes, Vermont has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in February 2023. Over 41,316 Vermont households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in February.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Vermont SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits on Tuesday, March 14, 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 February will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits. Vermont SNAP recipients will receive their extra food stamp benefits by Wednesday, March 15, 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 February by the USDA.

Is Virginia issuing extra SNAP benefits in February 2023?

Yes, Virginia has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in February 2023. Approximately 470,000 Virginia households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in February.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Virginia will deposit Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits to EBT Cards on February 16, 2023. Benefits will be available for use on your VA EBT Card the following business day on Friday, February 17th.

Are new Virginia SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Virginia SNAP recipients approved during February 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 February by the USDA.

Is Washington issuing extra food stamps for February 2023?

Yes, Washington has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in February 2023. Approximately 517,502 Washington households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in February.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Washington will deposit Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits to EBT Cards on their regular issuance schedule. Extra food stamps will be deposited on a staggered basis from February 1st – February 2nd and February 3rd – February 20th.

Are new Washington SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

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

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

West Virginia

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

Is West Virginia issuing extra food stamps for February 2023?

Yes, West Virginia has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in February 2023. Over 169,966 West Virginia households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in February.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

West Virginia will begin issuing extra food stamp benefits to EBT Cards on February 8, 2023. All Emergency Allotment benefits are expected to be in your WV EBT Card account by Wednesday, March 8th 2023.

Are new West Virginia SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new West Virginia SNAP recipients approved during February will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits as they are approved. All Emergency Allotment benefits will be deposited by March 8, 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 February by the USDA.

Is Wisconsin issuing extra food stamps for February 2023?

Yes, Wisconsin has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in February 2023. Over 346,628 Wisconsin households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in February.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?

Wisconsin will begin issuing extra food stamp benefits to EBT Cards on February 18, 2023. All Emergency Allotment benefits are expected to be deposited by Saturday, April 8th 2023.

Are new Wisconsin SNAP recipients eligible for Emergency Allotment?

Yes, any new Wisconsin SNAP recipients approved during February will receive Emergency Allotment SNAP benefits as they are approved. All Emergency Allotment benefits should be deposited by Saturday, April 8, 2023.

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

Extra Food Stamp Benefits End March 2023

Extra Food Stamps Ending March 1, 2023

The USDA recently announced that the Emergency Allotment Program responsible for the extra food stamp benefits will be ending March 1st 2023. That means that February will be the last month to receive extra food stamp benefits.

SNAP households can expect to lose a minimum of $95 a month in extra food stamp benefits.

In addition, households receiving both Social Security and SNAP may even see a decrease in their monthly food stamp benefits.

To learn more about the changes coming to the food stamps program, read our complete article here.

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

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 Food Stamps in February 2023 Summary

We hope this post about the extra SNAP EBT benefits being issued in February 2023 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 December?

Check out our article on the Emergency Allotment benefits for December 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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  • i didn’t receive extra food stamps for january because the hhs forgot to submit my papers…. it’s what the hhs office said.. and they haven’t corrected it… i am legally blind and 87 so just seeing/writting once is extra hard, never mind twice or even a third time…. it’s why so many just give up….. especially the elderly and disable… i know this comment will go nowhere — as usual…. it just makes the frustration a little softer.. so many elderly/disabled live in this building going without… Lorraine Howarth

  • Laan

    Hi. I don’t really knew how the p-ebt works. But it looks like I haven’t received any assistance for October 2022 for both my children who are full time students, attending Rosemont High School. This year I only receive one card for one of my children and the balance was $385 and nothing for my daughter.
    How does this work and who should I contact for question? I’d really appreciate the help.

    Thank you so much.

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