Pandemic SNAP sunsets this month

The temporary adjustments will expire May 31st
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: A man shops in the meat section at a grocery store, April 28, 2020 Washington, DC. Meat industry experts say that beef, chicken and pork could become scarce in the United States because many meat processing plants have been temporarily closed down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tyson Foods took out a full page advertisement over the weekend in several major American newspapers, warning that the food supply chain is on the cusp of breaking. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

ATLANTA, GA-  The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) recently approved a one-month transition time from May 1-31, 2022, for Georgia to phase out the supplemental, maximum allotment P-SNAP benefits some households have received since March 2020. SNAP households will continue to receive non-pandemic (regular) benefits in their EBT accounts.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of March 2020 gave FNS authority to let states temporarily modify procedures and boost every SNAP household to the maximum benefit for their household size. This added a minimum of $95 to each household’s monthly benefits. These temporary adjustments will expire May 31, 2022. Beginning in June, each SNAP household in Georgia will again – as was the case before the COVID-19 pandemic – receive benefits based on the usual factors in determining eligibility, including household size, income, and deductions. Therefore, the amount of the benefits will vary and depend on each household’s circumstances.

SNAP households that have experienced changes to income or costs for shelter, utilities, child care, or court-ordered child support should report these changes by visiting or calling 877-423-4746. Reporting and verifying these changes may result in an increase in the regular monthly benefit amount received.

More information can be found at Customers can check their benefits and view transaction history at Customers can always call the Customer Contact Center at 877-423-4746 or visit our mobile site at from their smartphone or tablet.