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Eligible SNAP recipients to get increased benefits in May to max amount allowed

Eligible SNAP benefits in Mississippi will get increased benefits in May to equal the maximum benefit amount.

From the MDHS:

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, households currently receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will be eligible for a supplemental benefit for May 2020.  Similar benefits were provided for certified SNAP households for the months of March and April 2020.

SNAP households that have been certified based on meeting income and resource requirements are eligible to receive the supplement benefits.  These households will receive benefit supplements up to the maximum benefit amount, based on household size.  For example, the maximum benefit for a 2-person household is $355.  A 2-person household authorized to receive $200 for May will receive an additional $155, the total maximum amount the household could receive.

SNAP households already certified to receive the maximum benefit amount for May will not receive an additional supplement.  For example, a 2-person household authorized to receive the maximum amount of $355 will not receive an additional supplement in May.   

The May supplements will be available to currently certified SNAP households on May 2.  For households newly approved in the month of May, the supplemental benefit will be available two (2) days after case approval.   

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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