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Are we getting Extra Food Stamps this Month? – January 2023

Since March 2020, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been approving Extra food stamps benefits to be distributed to states in response to the COVID-19 emergency. One of the questions we often get is this: Are we getting extra food stamps this month? In this post, we will answer the question, including providing a list of states that are approved for extra food stamps for January 2023.

Additionally, we will provide information on whether extra food stamps will be issued next month for February 2023.

Also, some states have decided to cut back or completely stop issuing extra food stamps benefits. We will provide a list of these states.

Lastly, we will update you on how long the extra food stamps benefits will last and when the USDA will stop issuing them.

Are we getting Extra Food Stamps this Month?

Yes, as of January 1, 2023, 26 states and U.S. territories, including California, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Michigan, and Illinois have been approved by the USDA to issue extra food stamps benefits for January 2023.

  • Alabama
  • California
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Kansas Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

However, it is important to note that this list will continue to grow as more states are approved by the USDA to issue extra SNAP for January.

Also, it is safe to assume that almost all the states that issued extra SNAP benefits in December will issue benefits in January. See below for the December list.

Check with your state’s food stamps agency for a date on when benefits will be deposited on EBT cards in your state.

List of states that issued Extra SNAP in December 2022

Here’s the list of 35 states and territories that issued extra food stamps benefits in December:

  • Alabama
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Virgin Islands
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Are they giving Extra Food Stamps Next Month?

Yes, extra food stamps benefits will be issued in February 2023.

The current COVID public health emergency was supposed to end on January 11, 2023.

However, indications are that the Biden Administration will extend the Public Health Emergency (PHE) until mid-April 2023.

Additionally, the administration has promised to give the states a 60-day notice before ending the emergency declaration.

Therefore, states that are currently issuing extra SNAP benefits will be expected to issue benefits in February 2023.

However, extra SNAP benefits have been cut back or completely stopped in 16 states.

They include Wyoming, Kentucky, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Tennessee.

60 Day Notice

The HHS has promised states a 60 days advance notice before the COVID-19 emergency declaration is ended.

This means that it is reasonable to expect that extra SNAP benefits will be issued through April 2023 at least.

With this extension, the federal declaration will end in April, unless it is extended again.

However, we will not know the definite end date of the extra SNAP program until we get the 60-day notice from the HHS.

Summary

Here’s the bottom line:

First, about 26 states and territories have so far been approved to issue extra SNAP benefits for January 2023, at the time of writing this article.

Additionally, there is a great chance that all 35 states and territories that issued extra benefits in December will issue extra SNAP benefits in January 2023.

Also, 16 states have either cut back on their extra SNAP program or completely eliminated it.

Furthermore, the extra SNAP benefits program will probably last through April 2023.

Lastly, if you have not received your extra SNAP benefits and your state has been approved to issue benefits for December 2022, contact your state’s food stamps agency.

Questions?

We hope this post on the question – “Are we getting extra food stamps this month?” was helpful.

If you have further questions about Food Stamps or EBT Card, please let us know in the comments section below.

Also, be sure to check out our other articles about California SNAP and EBT, including:

Kwame Kuadey

Kwame Kuadey writes about personal finance and the social safety net. His career started in banking but he caught the entrepreneurial bug and has spent the last decade building successful businesses, including an Inc. 500 Company. Kwame believes everyone has the power to improve their quality of life by seeking knowledge and taking action. In 2012, Kwame founded Empower Media to help low-income households improve their financial situation. His expertise is in topics relevant to low-income households, including government benefits and assistance, banking products, access to credit, plus tools & resources to help reduce income volatility and build wealth. Kwame has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, Washington Post, ABC, and NPR.

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