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DHHS to issue final supplemental SNAP funds on July 8

DHHS will re-apply with FNS to continue issuing supplemental SNAP funds
Posted at 1:20 PM, Jul 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-09 14:06:25-04

Lincoln, Neb. (KMTV) – On July 8, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will issue emergency supplemental allotments for the month of June to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who receive benefits.

On April 1, 2021, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it will allow a phase-out for states that lose their state-level emergency declaration. This means that when the state-issued emergency or disaster declaration expires, the federal government will allow states to provide one additional month of emergency allotments. As Nebraska returns to normal with the State of Emergency having concluded on June 30, 2021, DHHS is requesting to issue supplemental SNAP funds for one more month. July will be Nebraska’s phase out benefit month, with the last supplemental disbursement being sometime in August with the exact date to be determined with the request to the USDA .

Pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 68-1017.02, DHHS will be consulting with Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to seek re-approval to be able to provide supplemental SNAP allotments for its recipients until September 30.

SNAP recipients will not have to take any action to receive supplemental support as recipients will be issued increased benefits directly to their EBT cards. Supplemental support will be added to the recipients’ benefits based on a maximum size allotment scale.

The supplemental allotments will be calculated as the difference between the households’ regular allotment and the maximum allotment. Households, whose difference is less than $95, will receive the minimum $95 supplement. Households, who are already receiving the maximum monthly allotment for their household size in the benefit month of June 2021, received a $95 supplement.

Non-members of the media with questions about SNAP should contact 1-800-383-4278.

Household Size - Maximum Size Allotment

1 --$234
2 -- $430
3 --$616
4 --$782
5 --$929
6 --$1,114
7 --$1,232

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