Emergency SNAP Benefits to run through at least February

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Published: Jan. 25, 2022 at 12:06 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Emergency SNAP food aid allotments have been approved for February, according to a spokesperson for the South Carolina Department of social services.

The program provides expanded financial aid for food purchases.

However, it is unclear if the benefits will be available beyond February.

The program gives snap recipients financial help with groceries. Recipients have been receiving expanded aid as a result of the pandemic.

More than 300,000 South Carolina households are receiving this aid. It’s about an average of $179 per month.

About a month ago, South Carolina was granted an extension through January. A spokesperson for Governor Henry McMaster confirmed it would be a month-to-month decision on the program moving forward.

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