Extra Food Stamps in Florida – October 2023

Are you trying to find out if you will be receiving extra food stamps in Florida this month? If, so we can help. To find how much in extra SNAP EBT benefits you can expect and when you’ll receive them, then continue reading below.

In this article, we will cover:

  • What are Emergency Allotment benefits?
  • Who qualifies for extra SNAP benefits?
  • Extra Food Stamp in Florida – October 2023
  • Food Stamps Increase in October 2023
  • How Much Will I Receive in Extra Food Stamps in Florida?
  • Extra Food Stamps in Florida FAQs

Related Article: Get the Florida SNAP Payment Schedule for October 2023

Extra Food Stamps in Florida for 2023

Extra Food Stamp Benefits in Florida

Since March 2020, Florida has been using temporary SNAP flexibility to provide emergency food benefits to households impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

These temporary flexibilities are also referred to as Emergency Allotment benefits.

What are Emergency Allotment benefits?

Emergency Allotment benefits are emergency food assistance benefits that are disbursed to SNAP recipients to help address temporary food needs.

Emergency Allotment benefits were implemented to help provide immediate relief to households struggling to meet their nutritional needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

EA benefits are part of the Pandemic Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also know as P-SNAP.

What is P-SNAP?

P-SNAP provides emergency allotment benefits to households based on their size.

The USDA has granted each state permission to use these temporary flexibilities in the food stamps program to provide additional assistance to low-income households.

To find out what households qualify to receive Emergency Allotment EA benefits during the Coronavirus pandemic, continue reading below.

Who qualifies for extra SNAP benefits?

Any household that is currently participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and receiving SNAP EBT benefits qualifies for extra food stamp Emergency Allotment (EA) benefits.

In addition, any household that is approved for SNAP EBT in a month when EA benefits are issued, will also qualify to receive extra food stamp benefits.

To find out how much you can expect to receive in extra SNAP benefits, continue reading below.

Extra Food Stamps in Florida – October 2023

At this time, Florida food stamp recipients have not been approved to receive extra SNAP benefits in October 2023.

In fact, Florida SNAP EBT Cardholders have not received extra food stamps since July 2021.

Maximum Allotment benefits are approved on a month-by-month basis. The USDA is responsible for approving state’s for extra food stamp benefits each month.

However, Florida EBT Cardholders should have received an increase in their food stamp benefits in October 2023.

To find out how much in extra food stamp benefits you should have received in October, continue reading below.

Did Florida receive extra food stamps in September?

No, Florida SNAP EBT recipients did not receive extra food stamps in September 2023. Florida has not been approved for Emergency Allotment Benefits since July 2021.

Food Stamps Maximum Benefit Increase for 2022-2023

Food Stamps Increase in October 2023

Effective Sunday, October 1st 2023, the USDA increased food stamp benefits for all Florida SNAP recipients.

Florida food stamp households can expect to receive an average increase of 3.5% in their monthly SNAP EBT benefits.

The annual increase in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits is an effort to reflect changes in the cost of living.

A two-person household could receive $19 more in maximum SNAP benefits, from $516 to $535.

The maximum SNAP benefit for a family of 4 will increase by $34 from $939 to $973.

Additionally, a family of 5 will see their maximum food stamps benefits increase to $1,155 from $1,116 – an increase of $39.

As you can see, there has not been a significant increase in SNAP Maximum Allotment benefits from fiscal year 2023 to 2024.

The new Florida SNAP benefit increase went into effect on Sunday, October 1, 2023.

To learn more and find out exactly how much more you can expect to receive, read our complete article about the 2024 Florida Food Stamps Increase

To find out more about this year’s increase to the SNAP EBT program and how much additional money you should have received in food stamps, continue reading below.

Florida Food Stamp Increase for 2023-2024

Unfortunately, Florida SNAP EBT Cardholders will not see a significant increase in food stamp benefits this year for 2023-2024.

Unlike, the significant 25% increase that happened from 2022 to 2023 to help combat inflation.

On average, Florida food stamp recipients will receive an additional $8 in monthly benefits per person.

With that said, the average SNAP recipient can expect to receive an increase in benefits similar to the example highlighted below.

For a household of three:

Current Maximum Monthly SNAP Benefits: $740
New Maximum Monthly SNAP Benefits: $766

That’s a $26 increase in SNAP EBT benefits in for fiscal year 2024.

That is a $56 decrease in the annual benefits increased compared to fiscal year 2023.

How Much Will I Receive in Extra Food Stamps in Florida?

Due to the USDA’s annual COLA increase in September 2023, Florida Food Stamp maximum benefits increased by 3.5%.

This increase is effective from October 1, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

You can use the table below to find out how much your household will get in maximum benefits for your household size.

The Florida food stamp increase went into effect on October 1, 2023.

Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount by Household Size for Florida
Effective October 1, 2023 – September 30, 2024
Household Size Maximum SNAP Benefit Allotment
1 $291
2 $535
3 $766
4 $973
5 $1,155
6 $1,386
7 $1,532
8 $1,751
Each Additional Household Member: +$219 per person

To learn more about the Florida food stamps increase happening next month, read our complete article on the FL SNAP increase in October 2023.

Extra Food Stamp Benefits FAQs

Here are the most frequently asked questions about Florida Extra Food Stamps Benefits.

When do I need to Submit Recertifications for Florida Food Stamps?

If you need help with recertification for your food stamp benefits, please contact the DCF for help.

Recertifications for Florida food stamps can be done virtually and through the self-service online portal MyAccess Florida.

What are the current work requirements for ABAWDs?

In Florida, Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWDs) are individuals who received SNAP, or food assistance, and are subject to the work requirements.

ABAWDs must meet monthly work requirements.

Also, recipients of TANF, or cash assistance, must participate in work activities.

Florida EBT Deposit Schedule for 2023

Want to know what day you are supposed to receive your regular SNAP benefits?

The Florida EBT Payment Schedule for 2023 is based off the of last digit of your SNAP or TANF case number.

Your Florida EBT Card benefits are deposited into your FL ACCESS EBT Card account on the same scheduled day each month.

Benefits will be available to use in your EBT Card account by 6am.

Here is the Florida EBT Deposit Schedule for 2023:

If the 9th and 8th digit of your Case number is: Benefits are deposited on the:
00-03 1st of the month
04-06 2nd of the month
07-10 3rd of the month
11-13 4th of the month
14-17 5th of the month
18-20 6th of the month
21-24 7th of the month
25-27 8th of the month
28-31 9th of the month
32-34 10th of the month
35-38 11th of the month
39-41 12th of the month
42-45 13th of the month
46-48 14th of the month
49-53 15th of the month
54-57 16th of the month
58-60 17th of the month
61-64 18th of the month
65-67 19th of the month
68-71 20th of the month
72-74 21st of the month
75-78 22nd of the month
79-81 23rd of the month
82-85 24th of the month
86-88 25th of the month
89-92 26th of the month
93-95 27th of the month
96-99 28th of the month

Get the Florida SNAP EBT Deposit Schedule for October 2023 here.

Extra Food Stamps in Florida – October 2023 Summary

At this time, Florida food stamp recipients have not been approved to receive extra food stamp benefits in October 2023.

However if there are any changes, we will update this post with the latest information.

Looking for some extra help? Check out our guide on how to get Florida Food Stamps in 2023.


We hope this post on Extra Food Stamps in Florida was helpful to you.

If you have any additional questions about your Florida Extra food stamps, P-EBT or Florida Food Stamps, please leave those in the comments section below.

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5 thoughts on “Extra Food Stamps in Florida – October 2023

  1. I habe not received my food stamps for april i only got $19 and i was suppose to get 416 whats going on

  2. Hi, I was wondering when the last month Florida will be giving out the additional help on Food-Stamps because of Covid-19? I can’t find anywhere when the end date is. I need to try to plan for when I won’t receive the extra money. Thank you for any help you can give me.

  3. I didn’t get my benefits. for extra food stamps this month I was supposed to get them on. the 11th

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