Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: COVID-19 EXTENSION OF PANDEMIC SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (P-SNAP) EMERGENCY ALLOTMENTS
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) allows for Emergency Allotments (EA) of supplemental benefits for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Stamps) to be issued to eligible SNAP households. The P-SNAP program raises a household’s Food Stamp allotment to the maximum amount for the household size.
Supplemental benefits have been issued by the Family Support Division (FSD) for March and April 2020 as part of the P-SNAP program. P-SNAP has been extended through May 2020. Beyond May 2020, participation in P-SNAP will be decided on a month to month basis during the COVID-19 health crisis.
SNAP households do not need to apply for P-SNAP. The supplemental benefit will be automatically added to the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.
Note: Households that already receive the maximum allotment for their household size will not have a benefit increase.
Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.