Extra Food Stamps in Georgia for 2021
Are you trying to find out if you will be receiving extra food stamps this month? We can help. If you want to know how much in extra SNAP benefits you can expect and when you’ll receive them, then continue reading below.
In this article, we will cover:
- What are Emergency Allotment benefits?
- Who qualifies for extra SNAP benefits
- How much in extra food stamps will I receive?
- When you’ll receive your Extra Food Stamps in Georgia
- Extra SNAP Benefits for January 2021
Extra Food Stamp Benefits in Georgia
Since March, Georgia has been using temporary SNAP flexibility to provide emergency food benefits to households impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These temporary flexibilities are also referred to as Emergency Allotment benefits.
What are Emergency Allotment benefits?
Emergency Allotment benefits are emergency food assistance benefits that are disbursed to SNAP recipients to help address temporary food needs. Emergency Allotment benefits were implemented to help provide immediate relief to households struggling to meet their nutritional needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
EA benefits are part of the Pandemic Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also know as P-SNAP.
What is P-SNAP?
P-SNAP provides provides emergency allotment benefits to households based on their size. Pandemic SNAP has helped households with children missing school meals, people who have lost their job, and individuals facing food insecurity by delivering emergency assistance EA benefits during the pandemic.
The USDA has granted each state permission to use these temporary flexibilities in the food stamps program to provide additional assistance to low-income households.
To find out what households qualify to receive Emergency Allotment EA benefits during the Coronavirus pandemic, continue reading below.
Emergency Allotment Benefits Eligibility
If you are trying to find out if you are eligible to receive extra food stamps in Georgia, we can help. To find out who qualifies for extra SNAP EBT benefits, continue reading below.
Who qualifies for extra SNAP benefits?
Any household that is currently participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and receiving SNAP EBT benefits qualifies for extra food stamp Emergency Allotment (EA) benefits.
In addition, any household that is approved for SNAP EBT in a month when EA benefits are issued, will also qualify to receive extra food stamp benefits.
To find out how much you can expect to receive in extra SNAP benefits, continue reading below.
How much in extra food stamps will I receive?
The amount of extra food stamp benefits you receive is determined by your household size. Your Emergency Allotment benefits through P-SNAP is the difference between the amount of benefits you are currently receiving and the maximum benefit amount for your household size.
If you are already receiving the maximum monthly benefit amount for your household size, then you will not receive any additional or extra SNAP benefits.
However, if you are not receiving the maximum benefit allotment for your household size, then you will receive extra food stamp benefits. This means that you will receive the Maximum Benefit Amount for your household size with EA benefits.
For help, check out our example on how to calculate your Emergency Allotment benefits below:
Emergency Allotment Benefits Calculator
The formula to calculate how much in extra food stamps you will receive through Emergency Allotment (EA) benefits is provided below.
Current Monthly SNAP Benefits – Maximum Monthly Benefit Allotment = Total Extra SNAP benefits
If you live in a household of 3 people and are currently receiving $425 in SNAP benefits per month, then you will receive $84 in extra food stamp benefits.
That’s because the maximum allotment amount for a household of three is $509 per month.
To find out the maximum SNAP benefit allotment for your household size, check out the table below.
Maximum SNAP Benefit Allotment by Household Size
Use the chart below to find the Maximum SNAP Allotment Amount for your household size. The Maximum Allotment amount varies by location, so refer to the maximum SNAP benefit amount for where you live.
|Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount by Household Size for 48 States & D.C.|
|Effective October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021|
|Household Size||Maximum SNAP Benefit Allotment|
|48 States & D.C.||Hawaii||Alaska||Virgin Islands||Guam|
|Urban||Rural 1||Rural 2|
|For Each Additional Household Member:||+$153||+$282||+$189||+$240||+$293||+$197||+$226|
When you’ll receive Extra SNAP Benefits in Georgia
If you are currently receiving Georgia SNAP EBT benefits, you qualify to receive Emergency Allotment benefits.
The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) has been issuing Emergency Allotment benefits to SNAP households every month since March 2020. This means that if you are a Georgia food stamps recipient, you should have received extra food stamp benefits each month since March.
The extra SNAP benefits you receive should bring your total SNAP benefits each month to the maximum allotment amount for your household size.
Georgia SNAP EBT Cardholders can expect to receive their extra food stamp benefits on their EBT Card by the end of each month.
If you do not receive your Emergency Allotment benefits, please contact your SNAP caseworker at your local DFCS office. To find the GA DFCS office near you, click here.
To find out when you can expect to receive your extra Georgia SNAP benefits for this month, continue reading below.
Extra GA SNAP Benefits by Month for 2021
To find out when you can expect to receive your Emergency Allotment EA benefits on your Georgia SNAP EBT Card each month, use the list provided below.
Extra SNAP Benefits for January 2021
The USDA has issued an extension for Georgia’s Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP Benefits for January 2021
Is Georgia issuing extra SNAP benefits in January 2021?
Yes, Georgia has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in January 2021. Approximately 436,745 Georgia households will receive extra food stamp benefits through P-SNAP in January.
When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits?
Georgia Emergency Allotment (EA) SNAP benefits will be issued over a consecutive five-day period on the following dates:
- Monday, January 25, 2021
- Wednesday, January 27, 2021
- Thursday, January 28, 2021
- Friday, January 29, 2021
- Saturday, January 30, 2021
SNAP EBT households can expect to have their extra food stamp benefits available for use on their Georgia EBT Card the following business day.
Are new Georgia SNAP recipients eligible for extra food stamp benefits?
Yes, as new Georgia food stamp applications are approved during the month of January, P-SNAP benefits will be issued at the time of approval.
How do I check to see if I received my extra SNAP benefits?
To find out if you have received your extra SNAP EBT benefits for January, check your Georgia EBT Card balance. The Emergency Allotment benefits will be automatically deposited to your card EBT Card on your scheduled date.
Extra SNAP Benefits for February 2021
Georgia has not yet been approved to issue extra food stamp benefits or Emergency Allotment benefits for February 2021. We will continue to update this post as more information becomes available.
Check back for more information on if and when you can expect to receive your extra Georgia food stamp benefits in 2021.
Emergency SNAP Benefits
If you are facing hunger and need immediate help accessing food, there is help available to you. For immediate food help, check out our guide on how to get Emergency Food Stamps. We will provide you with the help and information to get immediate food assistance.
Extra Food Stamps in Georgia – Summary
We hope this post on the Extra Food Stamp benefits in Georgia for 2021 was helpful. For more information on P-SNAP and when you can expect to receive your Emergency Allotment (EA) benefits continue to check back for updates.
We will continue to provide more information about extra SNAP benefits in Georgia as more information becomes available.
In addition, if you have any additional questions about your Georgia food stamps, please let us know in the comments section below. We are here to help!