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Nebraska to issue supplemental SNAP benefits on Tuesday

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Posted at 11:32 AM, May 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-08 12:32:09-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State officials say Nebraska will issue emergency payments on Tuesday to residents who received food stamp benefits in April as part of the federal pandemic assistance law.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services said it will issue the payments through Sept. 30 to comply with the federal American Rescue Plan Act. Recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will not have to take any action to get the extra support, because the increased benefits will go directly to their EBT cards.

Under the law, all SNAP households must receive a minimum of $95 in emergency allotments.

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