Delaware to issue emergency benefits for SNAP

Delaware State News
Posted 9/22/21

NEW CASTLE — The Delaware Division of Social Services will issue emergency benefits for September to eligible households as part of the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 public …

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Delaware to issue emergency benefits for SNAP

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NEW CASTLE — The Delaware Division of Social Services will issue emergency benefits for September to eligible households as part of the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Benefits will be issued as part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and two cash assistance programs — Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and General Assistance.

SNAP emergency food benefit will be issued Sept. 29 and should be available on recipients’ Electronic Benefit Transfer cards Sept. 30.

TANF and GA households should receive an emergency cash benefit check on or after Sept. 29.

All households with open SNAP cases will receive at least $95 in emergency food benefits.

The emergency assistance for TANF and GA families will increase a household’s monthly benefit for each program up to the maximum benefit amount for their household size. Households that already receive the maximum TANF or GA benefit amount or that have a prorated benefit in the month of September are not eligible for the September emergency cash funds.

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services has issued emergency benefits each month to eligible households as part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, which was signed into law in March 2020.

For more information about DSS’s benefit programs in response to the pandemic, go here.

To apply for benefits, go to DHSS’ online application or call 1-866-843-7212.