SNAP Emergency Allotment (EA) Availability

* The Emergency Allotment (EA) Calendar will be updated as information becomes available.

If Your Regular Availability Date is: November EA
Availability Date
December EA
Availability Date
January EA
Availability Date
1st day of the month with
Case Numbers Starting 1-4 
 11/21/2022  12/21/2022  01/21/2023
1st day of the month with
Case Numbers Starting 5-9
11/22/2022  12/22/2022  01/22/2023
2nd day of the month
All Case Numbers
11/23/2022  12/23/2022  01/23/2023
3rd day of the month
All Case Numbers
 11/23/2022  12/23/2022  01/23/2023
4th day of the month
All Case Numbers
 11/24/2022  12/24/2022  01/24/2023
5th day of the month
All Case Numbers
 11/25/2022  12/25/2022  01/25/2023
6th day of the month
All Case Numbers
 11/25/2022  12/25/2022  01/25/2023
7th day of the month
All Case Numbers
 11/26/2022  12/26/2022  01/26/2023
8th day of the month
All Case Numbers
 11/27/2022  12/27/2022  01/27/2023
9th day of the month
All Case Numbers
 11/27/2022  12/27/2022  01/27/2023
10th day of the month
All Case Numbers
 11/28/2022  12/28/2022  01/28/2023
13th day of the month
All Case Numbers
 11/29/2022  12/29/2022  01/29/2023
17th day of the month
All Case Numbers
 11/29/2022  12/29/2022  01/29/2023
20th day of the month
All Case Numbers
 11/29/2022  12/29/2022  01/29/2023

What are Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Emergency Allotments (EA)? 

SNAP EA are extra SNAP benefits provided to eligible SNAP households. This allows households to receive the maximum SNAP benefits for the household size.

Who is eligible to receive EA?

In April 2020, SNAP households who did not receive the maximum SNAP allotment for the household size received EA benefits to equal the maximum amount.

Beginning April 2021, all eligible SNAP households are eligible to receive a minimum EA of $95.

How Much will I receive in Emergency Allotment?

The amount of EA received is based on two factors:

  • The amount of Regular SNAP benefits your household receives; and
  • The maximum SNAP allotment for your household size.

The amount of your EA is the difference between the Regular SNAP amount you already receive and the Maximum Allotment for your household size. However, if this amount is less than $95, a minimum issuance of $95 will be issued. Example: A 1-person household is eligible for $200 and the maximum amount for a 1 person household is $250. An EA of $95 would be issued since it is more than $50.

How long will I continue to receive EA?

EA will continue as long as the COVID-19 public health emergency is in effect. When the public health emergency ends, EA will only be available for one additional month. Continue to check this website for updates.