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Federal changes to SNAP Emergency Allotments this month
Starting in March 2020, the federal government approved Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotments to give recipients additional support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are two important federal changes to the SNAP Emergency Allotments that occurred in May 2021:
- Households that are already receiving the maximum SNAP benefits for their household size will now receive an additional $95 in emergency allotments in May.
- Households who are eligible for $0 in regular SNAP benefits will not receive the May emergency allotments. This change is because the federal government clarified households must receive regular SNAP to be eligible for emergency allotments.