More Food Stamps Announced For Low Income | SNAP & EBT Benefits Update 2022
Benefits will be issued as part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and two cash assistance programs – Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and General Assistance (GA). The SNAP emergency food stamps benefit will be available on recipients’ Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards Thursday, March 24. Eligible TANF and GA households will receive an emergency cash benefit checks. All households with open SNAP cases will receive at least $95 in emergency food benefits, to be issued as follows: SNAP households receiving the maximum food stamps for low income benefit amount for their household size or a prorated initial benefit will receive $95 in emergency food stamps benefits.
SNAP households with a calculated emergency food stamps benefit amount less than $95 will have their emergency benefit increased to $95.
SNAP households with a calculated emergency benefit amount of $95 or more will continue to receive the calculated emergency benefit amount to increase the household’s monthly benefit up to the maximum benefit amount for low income their household size.
The emergency assistance for low income TANF and GA families will increase a household’s monthly benefit for each program up to the maximum benefit amount for their household size. Households that already receive the maximum TANF or GA benefit amount or that have a prorated benefit in the month of March are not eligible for low income the April emergency cash funds. The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has issued emergency benefits each month to eligible households since March 2020. “As we pass the two-year mark for the start of the pandemic, we know the pandemic’s economic ripples have impacted far too many Delawareans, especially vulnerable individuals and families,” said DHSS Secretary Molly Magarik. “Today, with cases and hospitalizations continuing to decline in our state, we hope we are on a path of sustained recovery in which all Delawareans will be able to participate fully. While we understand there will come a time when these emergency benefits end, we are grateful to the federal government and Delaware’s congressional delegation for providing these crucial and necessary benefits again this month.” How the monthly emergency benefit is calculated: A household’s monthly emergency benefit equals the current maximum benefit amount for the household size minus the household’s current monthly benefit amount. For example, based on current USDA limits for SNAP benefits, if a household of one gets $100 in regular monthly benefits, that household will receive $150 in emergency benefits ($250 maximum benefit minus $100 monthly benefit). Here are the current maximum monthly benefit amounts per household size for SNAP, TANF, and General Assistance: Emergency SNAP Benefits
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