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Are We Getting Extra Food Stamps in November 2022?

Are We Getting Extra Food Stamps in November 2022?

Several states are still issuing extra food stamps in November 2022! Since the federal government extended the federal health order in October, these benefits are still available to users in certain states.

Let’s explore who is getting extra benefits and when.

UPDATE: These states are getting extra EBT in December!

NEW EBT DISCOUNTS!

While you’re here, don’t forget to check out the new EBT discounts we discovered this month! There are 13 new discounts in 10 states!

Even if you aren’t in one of the areas that has a new discount, you can always check out our list of over 1,000 EBT discounts to see what’s available in your area!

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You should get extra food stamps in November due to the COLA.

The new cost of living increase for food stamps technically began October 1, but some states issue their benefits on a delayed schedule. If you didn’t see the COLA increase last month, you should see it this month!

The cost of living adjustment happens every year to help benefits keep pace with inflation. Since we’ve had a high rate of inflation this year, benefits are also increasing by quite a bit.

According to the USDA, the maximum benefits have increased to these amounts: 

REGIONMAX BENEFITS FOR A FAMILY OF 4
48 Contiguous States & DC$939
Alaska$1,819
Hawai’i$1,794
US Virgin Islands$1,208

The minimum benefit for the 48 states and DC will increase to $23. The minimum in all other areas will also increase. 

Of course, these are the maximum and minimum amounts. The amount you actually receive will depend on your location, income, and household size, as well as whether or not your state is still issuing emergency allotment waivers.

Some states will distribute extra food stamps through the EA.

The Emergency Allotment program, which was authorized at the start of the pandemic, is still going strong! This program issues extra food stamps in certain states.

Please remember that states have until the 15th of the month to submit their paperwork, so this list will not be complete until the middle of the month. Be sure to check back for updates if your state is not listed yet!

How long will the increase in food stamps last?

The emergency allotment waivers will continue to be available to participating states until at least 30 days after the federal public health declaration regarding COVID-19 expires. That declaration was just renewed in October 2022, so it will not expire until mid-January 2023.

The government has promised that states will have at least 60 days notice before the end of the order in order to prepare for the transition, so we should know by mid-November if the order will be allowed to expire in January.

When either the state or federal government ends the public health emergency, states will be allowed to issue one final transition month of benefits before going back to the usual lower amount. If the order expires in January, the final month of increased benefits will be in February 2023.

Unfortunately, we do not know if that declaration will be renewed again or if it will expire at that time.

What states are getting extra food stamps in November 2023?

Dozens of states have already been approved to issue extra benefits in November 2022. We have a list below that includes their expected disbursement dates.

You’ll notice that the dates are different for each state. That’s because the state can choose when to send those extra benefits. Some do it all at once, others use a staggered schedule. Some issue it at the same time as the regular benefits, others don’t. Some even send their benefits a month after they receive approval. It really just depends on what state you live in.

The following list of states have been approved and their paperwork has been filed with the USDA, so we know that they will be issuing extra food stamps in November.

  • Alabama (Nov 1)
  • California (Nov 26)
  • Colorado (Nov 5-11)
  • Connecticut (Nov 16)
  • Delaware (Nov 22)
  • Guam (Nov 18)
  • Hawaii (Nov 14)
  • Illinois (Nov 21-29)
  • Kansas (Nov 21-30)
  • Louisiana (Nov 5 – Dec 3)
  • Maine (unsure)
  • Maryland (Nov 4-23)
  • Massachusetts (Nov 2)
  • Michigan (Nov 12-21)
  • Minnesota (Nov 8-30)
  • Nevada (Nov 15)
  • New Hampshire (Nov 3 & 18)
  • New Jersey (Nov 1-5)
  • New Mexico (Nov 1-30)
  • New York (uncertain)
  • North Carolina (Nov 22 – Dec 1)
  • Ohio (Nov 21)
  • Oklahoma (Nov 10-15)
  • Oregon (Nov 10)
  • Pennsylvania (Nov 16-30)
  • Rhode Island (Nov 3)
  • South Carolina (Nov 1-19)
  • Texas (Nov 3-10)
  • Utah (Nov 26)
  • Vermont (Nov 14)
  • Virgin Islands (Nov 19)
  • Virginia (Nov 16)
  • Washington (regular issuance)
  • Washington DC (regular issuance date)
  • West Virginia (Nov 2)
  • Wisconsin (Nov 19)

Which states MAY be getting extra food stamps in November 2022?

Of course, since states have until mid-November to submit their paperwork, there are some areas we are not sure about yet. We’ll update this list as we find out more information about each of these states.

Here are the areas we’re not sure about yet:

The Virgin Islands and Guam usually file their paperwork later in the month, so we will update on those when we hear more information.

Which states are not getting extra food stamps in November 2022?

The following states will NOT receive extra benefits in November 2022 because they have already ended their state emergency health declaration.

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Wyoming

Why do some states get extra food stamps and not others?

States that still have an active public health emergency declaration in their state can still issue extra food stamps under the Emergency Allotment waivers. These will continue until either the federal government or that state government ends their emergency declaration related to COVID-19.

Unfortunately for some residents, many states have ended their health declaration already. That’s why some states have not issued extra benefits since 2020.

States that have continued to renew their state declaration are eligible to continue disbursing the extra benefits.

Are we getting extra next month, too?

We always update our EA list with the most up-to-date information. If you’re getting extra in December, this is the place to look.

What about P-EBT?

If you have a child in your household who ordinarily receives free or reduced-cost meals at school, they may be eligible for P-EBT benefits as well. Check our P-EBT Guide and Schedule for more information.

Nicole leads the Low Income Relief team with over 20 years of professional research and writing experience. Nicole started Low Income Relief after a personal experience with poverty. When her husband was medically discharged from the US Army, their family experienced tremendous financial hardship. Nicole was able to gather help from multiple community agencies and move into a nearby low income housing unit in just two weeks! Since then, Nicole has been dedicated to helping low income families in crisis. She regularly spends hundreds of hours combing through countless resources to make sure that Low Income Relief has the most comprehensive and complete resource directories on the internet today. Prior to starting Low Income Relief, Nicole worked as a novelist, journalist, ghostwriter and content creator. Her work has been featured in various print and online publications, including USA Today, eHow, Livestrong, Legal Beagle, The Daily Herald, The Chronicle and more.

Ashley

Thursday 1st of December 2022

Go figure! New York is the only state that says “uncertain” next to it for distribution dates!!! This is so typical of this craptastic state! They even lie on the paperwork they submit to the federal government, the approval for NYS for Summer 2022 P-EBT says NYS will begin issuing those benefits to children under school age in October 2022, and then school aged children in November 2022……….Today is December 1st 2022, and not one person in NYS has received summer 2022 P-EBT. They act like giving us summer 2021 p-EBT over the summer of 2022 was sufficient, but it’s not. I cannot retroactively feed my children! We need a whole new government, a whole new way of doing things, the poor keep getting poorer and the rich keep getting richer. This is not what America was meant to be.

Brittany Burns

Monday 28th of November 2022

Did PA get approved or no?

Catherine Marucci

Tuesday 29th of November 2022

It hasn't been determined yet. You can keep up to date on this page: https://lowincomerelief.com/are-we-getting-extra-food-stamps-in-dec-2022/

Elizabeth L

Sunday 27th of November 2022

I didn't get my extra stamps from October on November 26 or the 27. Usually it staggers by 24 hours or it will be the same day. Why didn't I get the extra stamps from October? Yes I did my recertification paperwork in September. There should be no reason why I don't have my extra stamps.

Los Angeles, California

Catherine Marucci

Sunday 27th of November 2022

Hi Elizabeth. It's terrible when that happens with no warning! Here are some of the most common reasons: https://lowincomerelief.com/why-didnt-my-ebt-card-refill/

H.MILLER

Saturday 26th of November 2022

INDIANA NOT GETTING ANY, HOW THIS ? THE WHITE HOUSE EXTENDED THE HEALTH EMERGENCY, TILL 2023. THE STATE OF INDIANA ENDED STATE LEVEL, WITCH NOW LOW INCOME AND DISABLE FAMILY NOW SUFFER WITH HIGH COST OF LIVEN , HIGH COST FOR FOOD, WITH NO HELP.

Julie

Saturday 26th of November 2022

Are we getting them in massachusetts

Catherine Marucci

Saturday 26th of November 2022

Hi Julie. Massachusetts looks like it was scheduled for November 2nd.