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 SIXTH 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) to be issued to eligible SNAP households. The P-SNAP program raises a household’s SNAP allotment to the maximum amount for the household size.
Supplemental benefits have been issued by the Family Support Division (FSD) in March through September 2020 as part of the P-SNAP program. P-SNAP has been extended through October 2020 and benefits are available beginning October 9, 2020. Beyond October 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.