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Missouri’s Final P-SNAP Waiver Approved

The Missouri Department of Social Services says August will be the final month for Missouri Pandemic Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or P-SNAP, benefits.

The USDA approved Missouri’s waiver request for P-SNAP benefits for August.

August will be the final month for Missouri Pandemic Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (P-SNAP) benefits. Under P-SNAP, each household receives the maximum SNAP amount for their household’s size. Missouri SNAP benefits include a temporary 15 percent increase through September 30, 2021. October will be the first month since February 2020 that Missourians will receive their normal SNAP benefits.

The department announced earlier in the week that the deadline for families to apply for Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits has been extended to August 20, 2021. P-EBT helps families with students who qualified for free or reduced-price meals during the previous school year cover the extra food costs they experienced during the pandemic. The P-EBT benefit amount is based on the school’s report of time that was not in-seat learning.


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