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Temporary Increase in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits

On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 was signed into law, which provides for a temporary
15 percent increase in SNAP benefits from January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021. This increase will be reflected in SNAP households' regular SNAP issuance beginning in February 2021. For January, a special One-Time Issuance (OTI) will be issued during the second half of the month at the same time that SNAP Emergency Allotments are also being provided. The OTI will be issued based on the last digit of your DHS case record number, like the regular SNAP payments. The benefits will be issued as follows:

Payday Digit
​1
​2
​3
​4
5
​6
​7
​8
​9
​10
​Date Available
​1/16
​1/20
​1/21
​1/22
​1/23
​1/26
​1/27
​1/28
​1/29
​1/30

All households will see the 15 percent increase, including households already receiving the maximum benefit. Below is the new SNAP maximum monthly allotment based on household size:

​People in the household:
​Maximum Monthly Allotment
​1
​$234
2
​$430
​3
​$616
​4
​$782
​5
​$929
6
​$1,114
7
​$1,232
8
​$1,408
​Each Additional Person
​+$176