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 NINTH 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 SNAP allotment to the maximum amount for the household size.
Supplemental benefits have been issued by the Family Support Division (FSD) in March through December 2020 as part of the P-SNAP program. P-SNAP has been extended through January 2021. Beyond January 2021, 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.