Are There Going to Be Extra Food Stamps This Month

Many people who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, are wondering if they will receive extra benefits this month. The answer is no, there will not be any additional SNAP benefits for the month of February 2023. The emergency allotments that were provided during the pandemic have ended, and benefits have returned to pre-pandemic levels. However, some states may offer additional assistance through other programs, so it is important to check with your local SNAP office for more information.

Emergency Allotments

Emergency allotments are extra food stamps that are given to SNAP recipients during times of crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a significant increase in food insecurity, so emergency allotments have been provided to SNAP recipients every month since March 2020.

The emergency allotments are typically equal to the maximum SNAP benefit amount for a household of the same size. For example, a household of four would receive an additional $304 in SNAP benefits each month.

When Will the Emergency Allotments End?

Congress has extended the emergency allotments through June 2023. After that, it is not clear whether the emergency allotments will continue. The decision will depend on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economy.

How to Find Out If You Qualify for Emergency Allotments

If you are a SNAP recipient, you will automatically receive emergency allotments. You do not need to apply for them.

To find out if you are eligible for SNAP benefits, you can contact your local Department of Social Services. You can also apply for SNAP benefits online.

List of Resources for SNAP Recipients:

Table of SNAP Emergency Allotment Amounts:

Household SizeEmergency Allotment Amount

SNAP Benefit Increases

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, is a federally funded program that provides food assistance to low-income individuals and families. The amount of SNAP benefits that a household receives is based on their income and household size. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has temporarily increased SNAP benefits for all recipients.

Increased Benefit Amounts

The following table shows the increased SNAP benefit amounts for different household sizes:

Household SizeIncreased Benefit Amount

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible for SNAP benefits, you must meet certain criteria, including:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a qualified non-citizen
  • Have a Social Security number
  • Meet income and asset limits

How to Apply

To apply for SNAP benefits, you can:

  • Apply online at your state’s SNAP website
  • Call your state’s SNAP office
  • Visit your local SNAP office

Additional Resources

For more information about SNAP benefits, you can visit the following websites:


Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) is a federally funded program that provides temporary food assistance to eligible children and teens who have lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to school closures or disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who is eligible for P-EBT?

  • Children and teens who are enrolled in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or the School Breakfast Program (SBP)
  • Children and teens who attend a school that participates in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
  • Children and teens who are enrolled in a Head Start program or Early Head Start program
  • Children and teens who are homeless, migrant, or foster children

    How much P-EBT will I receive?

    The amount of P-EBT you receive will depend on your state’s program. Generally, eligible children and teens will receive a monthly benefit of up to $125 per child.

    How can I apply for P-EBT?

    You do not need to apply for P-EBT. If you are eligible, you will be contacted by your state’s P-EBT program. In most states, P-EBT benefits are issued on an EBT card, which can be used to purchase food at authorized retailers.

    What should I do if I have questions about P-EBT?

    If you have questions about P-EBT, you can contact your state’s P-EBT program. You can find a list of state P-EBT programs and contact information here:

    StateP-EBT ProgramContact Information
    CaliforniaCalifornia P-EBT1-877-328-9677
    New YorkNew York P-EBT1-888-328-6399
    TexasTexas P-EBT1-877-541-7905

    Disaster-Related SNAP

    Disaster-related SNAP benefits provide supplemental food assistance to households affected by disasters in certain areas.

    Eligibility for disaster-related SNAP benefits may depend on various factors such as the disaster declaration, the affected area, and household income and resources.

    Benefits may be provided as a one-time or ongoing basis. Contact your local SNAP office for more information.

    Here are some details regarding Disaster-Related SNAP:

    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • Be a resident of the declared disaster area.
      • Have a household income and resources below certain limits.
      • Meet other eligibility criteria for SNAP.
    • Benefits:
      • Disaster-related SNAP benefits are usually issued as a one-time payment.
      • The amount of benefits may vary depending on the disaster, the size of the household, and the income of the household.
    • How to Apply:
      • Contact your local SNAP office.
      • Provide proof of identity, residency, and income.
      • Complete an application form.

    Hey, readers! I know you came here looking for answers about extra food stamps this month, and I hope you found them in my article. If not, don’t worry, I’ll be keeping a close eye on the news and will update this article as soon as I have any new information. Thanks for reading, and please come back later for more updates. In the meantime, stay safe and keep an eye out for those orange envelopes!