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SNAP households to receive emergency food benefits Friday

This Friday, families participating in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive additional funds as part of a federal allocation program. The $33.2 million in emergency funds will be distributed to more than 200,000 Connecticut families this Friday, June 17th.

The money is part of the 2020 Coronavirus Response Act and raises the total amount of emergency SNAP funding provided to the state to $747.9 million since the start of the pandemic.

The funding began in January of last year and is expected to continue monthly for the time being. It is contingent on ongoing state and federal public health emergencies.

As part of the new funding, families will receive at least an additional $95, if they are already approved for maximum benefits. Households not approved for maximum benefits will receive funds on a sliding scale, but it will not be lower than $95. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the average household will receive $155.50.

SNAP participants won’t need to take any additional action to receive the emergency benefits. They will appear on EBT cards on Friday.

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