In 2022, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will offer a higher food stamp payout to families, however not all states have chosen to participate, as reported by As.Com.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is designed to help low-income families augment their food budgets so that they can afford to buy healthful food and prevent food insecurity.
The Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service describes its main goal as improving “healthy diet, access to food, education, nutrition in a way that inspires public trust and promotes American agriculture.”
With millions of people losing their primary source of income during the pandemic and recent months’ increasing inflation, this goal has been especially important. As a result, the federal government of the US has set aside more funding to increase the number of SNAP payments available, but not all states have chosen to take advantage of the assistance.
Benefits from SNAP have been increased.
37 states had signed up for the Emergency Allotment (EA) programme as of January 12, 2022, making their inhabitants eligible for additional SNAP benefits. The USDA has approved a rise in food stamp payments for citizens in those 37 states, which will be received this month.
The EA benefits will not be available to all recipients; instead, they will be used to supplement the entitlement of those households who would otherwise be ineligible for the full amount. The EA benefits will bring your whole benefits for the month to the maximum for January 2022 if you were not previously getting the maximum entitlement for your house size.
Reminder, Va.'s SNAP program will release emergency allotments of benefits to eligible households Sun. These mid-month, additional funds are a temporary benefit to SNAP clients. The status of future emergency allotments is unknown at this time and based on monthly USDA approval. pic.twitter.com/X93fBDv0R7
— The Virginia Department of Social Services (@VDSS) January 14, 2022
The additional SNAP support will be immediately applied to your usual monthly payment without you having to do anything.
In 2022, the SNAP program will be implemented.
Last year, SNAP or otherwise known as, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, received a boost, with millions of families around the country seeing their benefits increase. This hike will cost ranging between $12-$15 per individual. For low-income households, SNAP provides funding for food.
In August 2021, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that more than 9.3M people along with over 21M persons received SNAP benefits.