Increased access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is being implemented by merchants, which will have a significant impact on recipients.
Following the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus in April 2021, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that an additional $1 billion per month had been allocated to the program in response to the outbreak.
While the amount of additional money eligible families may receive varies depending on their family size, $95 is the bare minimum that must be provided to each household.
These states, as well as the District of Columbia, are extending the benefits until the end of February, according to reports:
Residents must submit an application for SNAP in the state in which they are currently residing.
Each state has its own application form and process, but in general, SNAP is only available to people with gross incomes up to 130 percent of the federal poverty level or less. SNAP is administered by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).