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Are we getting Extra Food Stamps this Month in Georgia?

Since March 2020, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been approving Extra food stamps benefits to be distributed to states in response to the COVID-19 emergency. One of the questions we often get is this: Are we getting extra food stamps this month in Georgia? In this post, we will answer the question, including how much in extra food stamps you are likely to get and whether there will be extra benefits for next month – November 2022.

Additionally, we will provide information on whether extra food stamps will be issued next month for November 2022.

Also, some states have decided to cut back or completely stop issuing extra food stamps benefits. We will provide a list of these states.

Lastly, we will update you on how long the extra food stamps benefits will last and when the USDA will stop issuing them.

"Are we getting Extra Food Stamps this Month in Georgia"

Are we getting Extra Food Stamps This Month in Georgia?

No, the state of Georgia has ended the monthly Extra Food Stamps benefits program which started in March 2020.

The Georgia Department of Human Services announced that starting June 1, 2022, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will return to normal levels in Georgia.

The emergency allotment (extra food stamps) was granted to help SNAP recipients with hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

State food stamps agencies were allowed to issue the allotment payments on a month-to-month basis to all SNAP households that normally receive less than the maximum benefit.

As long as there’s a national public health emergency in place states can opt to keep providing monthly emergency allotments.

However, Georgia food stamp recipients have not been approved to receive extra SNAP benefits since June 2022 because the state has ended the program.

Will Georgia Issue Extra Food Stamps Next Month?

No, the state of Georgia does not plan to resume the extra food stamps allotment program, at least not in the near future.

Therefore, there will be no Georgia Extra Food Stamps benefits for November 2022 either.

Georgia’s P-EBT Program Has Ended

Households in Georgia are no longer eligible for the Pandemic-EBT benefits.

The expanded program provided‌ ‌additional food‌ ‌for‌ ‌families‌ ‌over‌ ‌the‌ ‌last‌ ‌two‌ ‌years.

Georgia’s P-EBT program most recently provided enhanced federal benefits for nearly 770,000 Georgians.

However, the state of Georgia has decided to end the program after the state declined to submit an application for continuation of the P-EBT program that would have covered the summer 2022 break and next school year’s payments.

During‌ ‌the‌ ‌2019-2020‌ ‌school‌ ‌year,‌ ‌Georgia ‌provided more than $290 million in expanded benefits to 1.1 million children who qualified for free or‌ ‌reduced-price‌ ‌school‌ ‌lunches under the P-EBT program.

Summary

Here’s the bottom line:

Georgia will not be issuing extra SNAP benefits in October 2022.

Additionally, there are no plans to issue benefits in November 2022 since Georgia and 19 other states have decided to end their Extra SNAP allotment program.

Questions?

We hope this post on the Georgia SNAP Payment Schedule for October was helpful.

If you have further questions about Georgia SNAP or EBT Card, please let us know in the comments section below.

Also, be sure to check out our other articles about Georgia SNAP and EBT, including:

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