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SNAP benefits to increase temporarily due to COVID-19

SNAP benefits
Posted at 8:08 PM, Dec 29, 2020

SNAP benefits will see a temporary increase after President Trump signed the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act for 2021 earlier this week.

According to the Department of Children and Family Services, the increase will last for six months. Maximum allotments will increase by roughly 15%, and the minimum allotment will increase from $15-$19. New allotment amounts can be viewed here.

The temporary increase will be in effect from January through June of 2021. January's increase will be issued on Friday, January 8.

For February through June, the additional benefits will be issued along with each household's regular issuance amount on their regularly scheduled issuance date.

Also due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, DCFS received federal approval to issue supplemental SNAP benefits for January to bring families to the maximum benefit for their household if they're not already receiving the max amount.

Emergency allotments are scheduled to be issued on Friday, January 8.

Read more here.

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