Posted on October 15, 2020 by cthomas
The Connecticut Department of Social Services has announced that it will provide $16.2 million in Emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) benefits to nearly half of Connecticut’s SNAP participants on Friday, October 16, 2020. These benefits come in addition to the $119.6 million in emergency benefits disbursed in April, May, June, July, August and September.
Authorized by the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, the extra food benefits will go to approximately 105,000 households not currently receiving the maximum benefits allowed for their household size. This means that all households enrolled in SNAP will receive the maximum food benefit allowable for their household size, even if they are not usually eligible for the maximum benefit.
Emergency benefits allow the household’s SNAP benefit to increase to the maximum allotment for a household of that size as follows:
For each additional person, add $153. For example, if a household of two normally received $274 of SNAP benefits in October, $100 would bring this household up to the maximum benefit for its size. This household will receive a $100 emergency benefit on October 16.
For additional information about SNAP, visit www.ct.gov/snap.