Since March 2020, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been approving Extra food stamps benefits to be distributed to states in response to the COVID-19 emergency. One of the questions we often get is this: Are we getting extra food stamps this month in Florida? In this post, we will answer the question, including how much in extra food stamps you are likely to get and whether there will be extra benefits for this month – July 2023.
Additionally, we will provide information on whether extra food stamps will be issued this month for August 2023.
Also, some states have decided to cut back or completely stop issuing extra food stamps benefits. We will provide a list of these states.
Related Article: Get the Florida SNAP Payment Schedule for July 2023
Are we getting Extra Food Stamps This Month in Florida?
No, the state of Florida has ended the monthly Extra Food Stamps benefits program which started in March 2020.
The emergency allotment (extra food stamps) was granted to help SNAP recipients with hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
State food stamps agencies were allowed to issue the allotment payments on a month-to-month basis to all SNAP households that normally receive less than the maximum benefit.
As long as there’s a national public health emergency in place, states can opt to keep providing monthly emergency allotments.
Additionally, the Biden Administration extended the Public health emergencies for another 90 days through February 2023.
However, Florida food stamp recipients have not been approved to receive extra SNAP benefits in July 2023.
In fact, Florida SNAP EBT Cardholders have not received extra food stamps since June 2022.
Update: As of March 2023, the federal health emergency is no longer in effect. This means that the state of Florida, along with all other states will no longer be issuing extra monthly SNAP payments.
Why did Florida Stop Issuing Extra SNAP Benefits?
Republican leaders in states that have ended extra SNAP benefits, including Florida, argue that the extra food aid and other pandemic-related help are contributing to worker shortages across the country.
Below is the list of states that have so far ended the Extra SNAP Benefits program, according to a recent PEW report.
Will Florida Issue Extra Food Stamps Next Month?
No, the state of Florida will not resume the extra food stamps allotment program, at least not in the near future.
Therefore, there will be no Florida Extra Food Stamps benefits for July 2023 either.
Florida Food Stamps Amount to Increase by 12.5%
The USDA’s annual food stamps increase is timely given the unstable economic climate caused by inflation.
Florida SNAP EBT recipients can expect to receive an average of 12.5% increase in their food stamps benefits this October 2022.
This year’s annual cost-of-living increase is significantly higher than years in the past.
That’s because the SNAP Maximum Allotment Benefits increase is directly tied to food inflation.
The 12.5% increase in food stamp benefits for 2022 will help offset the rising cost of food caused by inflation.
The table below shows the maximum food stamps benefit increase for the fiscal year 2023 (October 1, 2022, to September 30, 2023).
|Florida Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount by Household Size|
|Effective October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023|
|Household Size||Maximum SNAP Benefit Allotment|
|Each Additional Household Member:||+$211|
Here’s the bottom line:
Florida will not be issuing extra SNAP benefits in July 2023.
Additionally, there are no plans to issue benefits in July 2023 since the Extra SNAP Emergency Allotment (EA) Program has come to an end.
We hope this post on the Extra Food Stamps in Florida for July 2023 was helpful.
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