The Missouri Department of Social Services says another extension has been granted to the state for Pandemic Food Stamp/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance benefits for October.
The extension means that those receiving P-SNAP benefits will get the maximum amount for their households’ side loaded automatically onto their Electronic Benefit Transfer card. The Department of Social Services has received the approval for the waiver request from the USDA. Due to the late date of the federal government’s approval of October P-SNAP, Missourians who have received/will receive their normal October SNAP benefit before October 9th will get their additional P-SNAP to maximize their households’ benefit amount after that date. In August, there were 372,464 households or 771,906 Missourians who received Food Stamp/SNAP benefits.
October is the 8th month that Missouri has received the maximum SNAP benefits.