P-EBT Benefit For March 2021– Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has approved Mississippi’s request to provide Emergency Allotments (supplements) for March 2021 to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients.
Households currently receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will be eligible for a supplemental benefit for March 2021. Similar benefits were provided for certified SNAP households for the previous months.
Pandemic SNAP Benefits (P-SNAP)
The Pandemic Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as P-SNAP was implemented to help address temporary food needs caused by COVID-19. P-SNAP provides emergency allotment benefits to households based on size.
P-EBT Benefit For March 2021
SNAP households that have been certified based on meeting income and resource requirements are eligible to receive the supplement benefits. These households will receive benefit supplements up to the maximum benefit amount, based on household size.
For example, the maximum benefit for a 2-person household is $355. A 2-person household authorized to receive $200 for the month will receive an additional $155, the total maximum amount the household could receive.
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SNAP households already certified to receive the maximum benefit amount for this month will not receive an additional supplement. For example, a 2-person household authorized to receive the maximum amount of $355 will not receive an additional supplement in March.
These supplements will be available to currently certified SNAP households on March 2. For households newly approved this month, the supplemental benefit will be available two (2) days after case approval.
That is to say, for SNAP cases with a paid benefit for March, emergency supplements will be made available on March 2, 2021. For households being approved for SNAP during March, emergency supplements will be made available to eligible households two (2) days after case approval.