DHHS to Issue final Supplemental SNAP Funds on August 10

News Release
For Immediate Release: 8/6/2021

Garret Swanson, Office of Communications, (402) 480-0883; garret.swanson@nebraska.gov

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Lincoln – On August 10, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will issue emergency supplemental allotments for the month of July 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 end 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 requested approval to issue supplemental SNAP funds for one more month. July is Nebraska's phase out benefit month meaning August 10 will be the last disbursement of supplemental allotments.

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 July 2021, received a $95 supplement.

Household Size - Maximum Size Allotment

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