The holiday season can be a very difficult time for many families, especially those struggling to provide enough food for their children or even themselves. For this reason, many people are wondering if they will receive additional food stamps during the month of December 2022.
Fortunately, many states are offering additional food stamps during this month to help people get through the most expensive time of the year. This additional support is part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps.
This program helps people have enough to eat throughout the year and was authorized at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many states have decided to continue this program until at least mid-January 2023.
However, it is important to note that not all States are delivering extra food stamps in December. Some states will send the extra at the same time as the regular benefit, while others will send it separately.
In addition, some states may wait until January to send the extra. It is important to stay on top of your state’s announcements and be prepared to transition to other forms of welfare if necessary.
List of states with additional SNAP benefits in December
The following states are known to be sending extra in the month of December, with dates included.
- Alabama (Dec. 1)
- Massachusetts (December 2)
- Rhode Island (Dec. 3)
- Louisiana (Dec. 3, 10, 17, 22 and 29)
- Texas (Dec. 5-12)
- Colorado (Dec. 7-12)
- West Virginia (Dec. 7)
- Minnesota (Dec. 6-29)
- Maine (December 9)
- Maryland (Dec. 4-23)
- New Mexico (Dec. 1-31)
- New Jersey (December 1-5)
- New Hampshire (December 1 and 16)
- South Carolina (Dec. 1-19)
- Hawaii (Dec. 12)
- Oregon (December 12 and 29)
- California (December 17)
- Michigan (December 17-26)
- Wisconsin (Dec. 17)
- Vermont (December 14)
- Kansas (Dec. 21-30)
- Illinois (Dec. 21-29)
- Ohio (December 21)
- Oklahoma (Dec. 10-15)
- Virginia (Dec. 16)
- Pennsylvania (December 16-30)
- New York (Dec. 13-27 for New York City or Dec. 12-22 for the rest of the state)
- North Carolina (December 22-31)
- Delaware (December 22)
- Utah (December 31)
- Washington (normal issue date)