SNAP recipients will continue to get benefits until February 2021

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The USDA has approved a request from the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services to extend SNAP benefits.

The expansion will allow households currently getting the maximum amount to continue receiving those benefits and push household not receiving it to the maximum allotment. 

Samantha Jones, a single mother of six said, that’s good news considering she spends extra on food 

“I spend between $200 and $350 a month in cash, I spend extra on food not including you have your other bills to pay because they’re still going to be rolling in” said Jones.

Thursday, Governor John Bel Edwards announced – the USDA also issued waivers allowing on applications, recertification process and initial interviews due to the pandemic.

“August snap recipients will again receive the maximum benefits for their household size. Those not currently at the max will receive a separate supplemental benefit to bring them to the maximum” said Gov. Edwards.

The eligible recipients will receive the additional benefits by August 21. It will be loaded onto the SNAP card.

Snap Information: Click Here or text: getsnap to 898-211

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