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Lincoln – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will issue emergency supplemental allotments to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who receive benefits for the month of May on June 8. With the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act, States can apply for an increase in minimum and maximum allotments until September 30, 2021. On November 5, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that in response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the state, DHHS would file a request with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutritional Service (FNS) to provide emergency allotment funds for Nebraska households that are receiving SNAP benefits.
SNAP recipients will not have to take any action to receive supplemental support as recipients will be issued increased benefits directly on their EBT cards. Households receiving SNAP benefits will see supplements to their benefits based on a maximum allotment scale.
The supplemental allotments will be for the difference between the household's regular allotment and the maximum allotment. Households whose difference is less than $95 will receive the minimum $95 supplement. Households already receiving the maximum monthly allotment for their household size in the benefit month of May 2021 will receive a $95 supplement.
Additional emergency supplemental allotments will continue to be issued separately from regular SNAP issuances.