What can I do to help my family through this change?

This change may have a significant impact on many SNAP families.

  • If you are able to, roll over EBT benefits to the next month, which may help cushion the impact of the reduction in benefits. 
  • Stock up on non-perishable items now, while you have the additional benefits. View tips on stocking your pantry in English or Spanish.
  • Stretch food ingredients and plan to use them in more than one meal, which can help save money and reduce food waste. View tips on stretching ingredients in English or Spanish.
  • Consider freezing produce to make fruit and vegetables last longer. View tips on freezing food in English or Spanish.
  • Look at unit prices to compare similar products at the grocery store and see where you can save money. View tips on comparing prices in English or Spanish.
  • Women, Infants & Children (WIC) benefits provide food supplements to eligible parents and caregivers with a child under the age of 5. 
  • Another way to reduce the impact of the reduction in SNAP benefits is to take advantage of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP provides discounts on internet service and devices and you might qualify for discounts of up to $30 per month. Visit AffordableConnectivity.gov to learn more about the discounts, eligibility and how to apply.

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1. What are emergency allotments (EA), also known as maximum allotments (MA)?
2. Why is the emergency/max allotment ending?
3. How will this impact me?
4. Will I still get SNAP benefits after the emergency/max allotment ends?
5. When will SNAP max allotment end?
6. I received a notice that my SNAP benefits will be reduced/closed. Can I appeal?
7. How much will my benefits be after the maximum allotment ends?
8. What can I do to help my family through this change?
9. Who can I contact for additional information or questions?