You May Be Eligible For Food Stamps

April 20, 2020
Food Stamp Benefit Card

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If you’ve been laid off, furloughed or have lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic, you might already have filed for unemployment or requested financial assistance through the Paycheck Protection Program. But you might not yet have considered applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, aka “SNAP”—and, depending on your income, household and assets, you could be eligible. The CARES Act includes supplemental SNAP funding for states and Florida has relaxed many of the requirements and has temporarily increase recipients’ maximum benefits, which for a family of four, is $646. Floridians making a gross income of less than or equal to 200 percent above the federal poverty line could potentially be eligible for SNAP. For a single person, that would equate to a gross income of $2,082 or less a month. And Florida has temporarily waive work requirements. Visit MyFlorida.com/AccessFlorida to apply online. You can also download a hard copy of the application if you prefer. If you qualify for SNAP benefits, you will get them no later than 30 days from the date the office got your application. If your household has little or no money and needs help right away, you may be able to get SNAP benefits within 7 days.

SOURCE: Two Cents

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