SNAP/Food Stamp benefits get temporary 15% increase through June

January 22, 2021

This month, the USDA started a temporary Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Food Stamp benefit increase. If your household gets SNAP/Food Stamp benefits, this means your household will automatically get a 15 percent increase from January through June 2021.

FSD - 15% Chart

For the month of January, Missouri issued P-SNAP maximizing benefits for every household based on its size. The chart below shows the new maximum monthly SNAP amount that includes the 15 percent increase Missouri households received in January.

IMPORTANT: If you get SNAP benefits, note that your amount may come as a single payment or as two separate payments totaling the new amount.

Check out our media release for full details.

Reminders:

It is important for you to report to the Family Support Division (FSD) if you now have an income above the maximum limit (contact information below).

If you are an able-bodied adult without a dependent, you must report any change in your circumstances to FSD (contact information below).

To continue getting SNAP/Food Stamp benefits, you still need to submit your completed recertification form when it’s due along with any requested documents.

What you need to do to continue SNAP benefits:

Submit your completed recertification form when it’s due along with any requested documents.

What has changed:

Until June 2021, you do not need to call FSD for an interview for SNAP recertification. Only NEW SNAP/Food Stamp applicants are required to do interviews.

Questions:

Visit myDSS.mo.gov to start a chat and get immediate answers to basic questions that are not specific to your case 24 hours a day.

Call the FSD Information Line at 855-FSD-INFO or (855-373-4636) Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.



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