Additional SNAP benefits are coming on June 12 for many households in Connecticut. If you are enrolled in SNAP, you should get the maximum food benefit allowable for your household size, even if you are not usually eligible for the maximum benefit. Note: If you already got the max for your household size, you will not get anything extra.
You should also get your normal SNAP benefits on the first three days of each month as usual, according to your last name.
If you are already on SNAP, you will see this amount added to your card. If you have kids on HUSKY but not SNAP and they are able to get free or reduced lunch, you will get this amount on their HUSKY card.
If you are not on either SNAP or HUSKY, you will be getting EBT cards with this amount.
Getting Pandemic EBT does not put you on SNAP. If you think you might qualify also for SNAP, which is an ongoing monthly program, go to the legal aid article, Do you need help paying for food? for information on how to apply. Learn more: Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT): Extra Food Assistance for Families.
Beginning June 2 and June 3, people who get SNAP will be able to use their EBT card to buy eligible food items online for delivery or curbside pickup. Retailers approved for the initial launch of online SNAP purchasing are Amazon (including Amazon Pantry and Amazon Fresh), 12 Walmart stores, and 22 ShopRite stores. Online contact points for the stores are www.amazon.com/snapebt; www.walmart.com/grocery; and www.shoprite.com/Store-Locator.
Only SNAP benefits on EBT cards can be used for online purchases. At this time, cash assistance benefits on EBT cards cannot be used for any part of online shopping, including shopping, delivery, or service fees. Federal rules do not allow any SNAP benefits to be used for shopping, delivery, or service fees, but some food retailers may choose to waive fees (as Amazon does for orders over $35). Online shopping customers using SNAP benefits will be able to use other debit or credit cards to pay for any fees or non-SNAP-eligible items they wish to purchase.
The maximum benefit for SNAP is:
Each additional person: add $146