Youngstown, Ohio (WKBN) – Several changes are planned for 2023 that may affect people receiving SNAP benefits.
USDA says A temporary boost to SNAP benefits implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic, known as emergency allocations, will end nationwide in 2023.
Also, households receiving SNAP and Social Security benefits will have their SNAP benefits reduced. Significant cost-of-living increase in social security benefits effective January 1st.
SNAP benefits return to normal in Ohio in March. Some states have already stopped emergency quotas.
The following resources are available for those looking for additional help to feed themselves and their families.
Production privilege – This is a partnership with SNAP and select Dave’s Supermarkets and local Farmer Markets.
Greater Cleveland Food Bank – Find food pantries, mobile pantries and hot meal sites near you. Call the Greater Cleveland Food Bank Help Center at 216-738-2067 or use the “Find Food Near Me” online tool. here.
United Way 2-1-1 – Call the United Way Help Center (2-1-1) for resources and information on food, clothing, housing, medical care, and more. The line is open 24/7.
Emergency allocations allowed households to receive an additional benefit of $95 or up to the maximum household size benefit, whichever was greater.
According to Ohio extension approval for January 2023673,063 households have urgent quotas at a cost of more than $126 million.
For more information and frequently asked questions, USDA website.
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