Emergency Allotments (EA) of SNAP benefits were authorized by Congress in 2020. Emergency Allotments will continue each month until the public health emergency is lifted. It is currently in place through October 13, 2022, and is expected to be continued. OTDA asks for approval from the federal government to issue EA each month. If approved, OTDA issues EA equal to the difference between a household’s regular monthly SNAP benefit and the maximum benefit for their household size, and for those receiving the maximum benefit, a $95 EA allotment. EA benefits are added to a household’s EBT card at a later date than the regular SNAP benefit. You can find more information on EAs here: https://hungersolutionsny.org/covid-19/.
Here’s the updated SNAP budget worksheet from Hunger Solutions New York.
Effective October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018
Effective October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2012