23 States Issuing Extra Food Stamps In October 2022 (so far)

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Are We Getting Extra Food Stamps In October 2022?


In this community resource guide, you will learn about states that are offering extra food stamps in the month of October 2022. So far, the states that will be issuing emergency allotment benefits are:

  • Alabama
  • Washington D.C.
  • Maine
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Texas
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Pennsylvania
  • Utah
  • Illinois
  • Washington

Don’t worry if your state is not listed here. It’s quite possible that your state will be added to this list later. If your state issued the extra SNAP benefits this is a good indicator that they will be issuing them again in October.

I’m Nick Bryant author of Understanding Healthcare Is Half The Battle and a case manager with over 11 years of helping individuals understand how to apply for community resources like the food stamps program.

If you are wondering whether extra food stamps will be issued in your state in October 2022 continue reading to learn more.

Editor’s Note: If you have not received your September extra food stamps benefits you can use this list to see which states are issuing the benefit and what the EBT deposit schedule is. 

1.) Alabama Extra Food Stamps October 2022

Alabama has announced that it will extend its extra food stamp program through October 2022.

This program provides Alabama residents with additional food benefits to help them during the pandemic. If you are a qualifying Alabama resident, you will receive your benefits on your EBT card on October 31st. This month, approximately 384,771 Alabama food stamp recipients will receive the emergency allotment.

If you have questions regarding extra food stamp benefits in Alabama, you can contact the Food Assistance Division for more information.

2.) Washington D.C. Extra Food Stamps October 2022

Washington D.C. will also issue extra SNAP benefits in October. Roughly 89,000 food stamp recipients will get this added food assistance benefit.

Benefits will be distributed on the regular issuance schedule. Essentially whatever day you receive your regular SNAP benefits is when you will also receive your emergency allotment benefits.

You can learn more by visiting the Washington DC SNAP benefits webpage to learn about deposit schedules this month.

3.) Maine Emergency Allotment Food Stamps October 2022

Maine will issue extra food stamps in October 2022 to roughly 90,040 food stamp recipients. The emergency allotment benefits will be issued on October 7th.

For any questions regarding extra SNAP benefits for October 2022, you can visit the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

4.) New Jersey Extra Food Stamp Benefits (October 2022)

New Jersey has approved extra food stamps for the month of October 2022. This means that if you are one of the 380,000 SNAP recipients in New Jersey, your emergency allotments will be uploaded to your EBT card sometime between October 1st and October 5th. These are the normal food stamp deposit dates in New Jersey.

If you have any questions about this, please contact the New Jersey Department of Human Services website.

5.) North Carolina Emergency Allotment Benefits October 2022

North Carolina food stamp recipients may be eligible for extra benefits in October of 2022. Benefits will be deposited on the following dates in October:

  • 22nd
  • 23rd
  • 24th
  • 25th
  • 26th
  • 27th
  • 28th
  • 29th
  • 30th
  • 31st

According to NC Human Services Department, there are 739,795 North Carolina residents that currently receive food stamps and qualify for the extra benefits this month.

You learn more about eligibility for SNAP if you are not currently receiving food stamps by going to the North Carolina Human Services website for more details.

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6.) Oregon Extra SNAP Benefits October 2022

In October, the state of Oregon will give extra food stamp benefits to 432,220 people. If you get food stamps, check your card balance on October 10th, October 28th, or November 1st to see if you’re eligible for additional assistance.

Contact the Oregon Department of Human Services for more information

7.) Rhode Island Emergency Allotment Benefits October 2022

Rhode Island is another state that will issue extra SNAP benefits in October. If you receive food stamps you can expect to receive your emergency allotment benefits in your EBT account on October 3rd. Roughly 84,976 food stamp recipients will qualify for this benefit.

For more details visit the Rhode Island Office of Health and Human Services website to apply for SNAP or learn about EBT deposit schedules.

8.) South Carolina Extra SNAP Benefits October 2022

South Carolina will issue extra food stamps in October 2022.

It’s estimated that nearly 306,495 SNAP beneficiaries will receive the emergency allotments. You can expect to see the extra SNAP benefits deposited into your EBT card sometime between October 1st and 31st. 

The SC.gov website is the place to go for more details on deposit schedules and eligibility for SNAP.

9.) Virginia Extra Food Stamps October 2022

Virginia is offering extra food stamp benefits for residents in October 2022. If you are a food stamp recipient in Virginia, you may be eligible for the emergency allotment.

About 451,000 SNAP recipients will qualify for this food assistance benefit. If you are among them you can expect to have your benefit deposited on October 16th.

To learn more about how to apply for food stamps or simply learn more about SNAP in VA, visit the Department of Social Services website.

10.) West Virginia EA Benefits October 2022

West Virginia residents who receive SNAP benefits can expect to see extra food stamp benefits for the month of October 2022. The benefits will be uploaded to their SNAP card on October 4th. If you don’t receive them on this date, then you can expect to receive them on November 9th.

Roughly 165,837 food stamp recipients should qualify for the extra SNAP benefits in October 2022.

To get more information about SNAP eligibility in the state check out the  West Virginia Bureau for Children and Families website for more details.

11.) Wisconsin Extra Food Stamps (October 2022)

Wisconsin food stamp recipients can expect to receive extra EBT benefits in October of 2022.

Around 346,181 Wisconsin residents will receive these extra benefits, which will be issued on October 15th. However, if you do not receive your benefits on that date, then the follow-up will be on December 10th.

You can learn more about the October 2022 EA benefits by visiting the ACCESS Wisconsin website.

12.) New Mexico Extra SNAP Benefits October 2022

New Mexico will issue extra food stamp benefits in October 2022 to roughly 254,542 eligible households.

The benefits will be issued between October 1st and October 31st.

To apply for SNAP benefits or learn more about the EBT deposit schedules you can visit New Mexico Department of Human Services website.

13.) Texas Emergency Allotment Benefits October 2022

Texas SNAP beneficiaries will receive extra food stamps in October 2022. This means roughly 1,297,059 food stamp households will receive this additional food stamp payment. 

The extra food stamps will be issued to Texas Lone Star cards from October 4th to October 10th. 

If you have questions about SNAP eligibility in Texas or any concerns regarding the EBT deposit schedule you can contact Texas Health and Human Services at 877.541.7905

14.) Colorado Extra SNAP Benefits October 2022

The state of Colorado will issue extra food stamp benefits in the month of October 2022.  The minimum amount that households will receive is $95. 

Roughly 278,000 households will qualify for the extra food stamp benefits in October. The issuance dates will run from October 6th to October 12th. 

You can contact the Colorado Department of Human Services to learn more about EBT deposit schedules or eligibility for the Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program in Colorado. 

15.) Hawaii Emergency Allotment Payments October 2022

If you are a SNAP recipient in Hawaii, you can expect to have your benefits deposited into your EBT account on November 14th, 2022.  About 86,002 SNAP households will qualify for this extra food stamp payment in October 2022. 

Visit the Hawaii.gov website to learn more about extra food stamps being issued in October 2022. 

16.) Kansas Extra Food Stamps For October 2022

Kansas is another state that will offer EA food stamp benefits in October 2022. 

You can expect to have your benefits deposited into your EBT account anytime between November 21st to November 30th. If you are one of the 63,000 food stamp households be sure to keep an eye on your SNAP benefits account during this time in November. 

The Kansas Department of Children and Families website is the place to go for more information on the SNAP program or any other supportive services offered in Kansas. 

17.) Louisiana Extra SNAP (October 2022) 

Louisiana will once again issue extra SNAP benefits in October 2022.  This means that roughly 400,000 households will qualify for the EA benefits payment. 

These payments will be issued on one of the following October dates: 

  • 8th 
  • 15th 
  • 22nd
  • 29th

If you have questions about eligibility or need to apply for SNAP visit the Department of Children and Family Services of Louisiana website.  

18.) Maryland Emergency Allotments For October 2022

Maryland SNAP households will be happy to know that the state will issue extra food stamps again in October 2022.  Roughly 323,643 food stamp families will qualify for the benefits. 

If you are one of these families you can expect to receive your emergency allotment payment anytime between October 4th and October 23rd. 

If you have questions about the extra food stamp benefits that will be issued in Maryland for October 2022, visit the Maryland Department of Human Services website for more details. 

19.) Michigan EA Benefits October 2022

The state of Michigan will issue extra food stamp benefits in October 2022. If you are one of the 687,275 SNAP households in the state then pay attention to your EBT account between October 15th through October 24th. 

You can either apply for SNAP in Michigan or learn more about eligibility by visiting the Michigan.gov website.

20.) Pennsylvania Extra Food Stamps October 2022

Pennsylvania is offering extra SNAP benefits again in October. This means that 1,008,186 households will qualify for emergency allotment payments. 

If you receive food stamps in Pennsylvania you can expect to receive your benefits on any of these dates in October or December: 

  • 18th 
  • 19th
  • 20th 
  • 21st 
  • 22nd
  • 25th
  • 26th 
  • 27th 
  • 28th
  • 29th 
  • December 9th 

You can visit the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services website to learn more about SNAP benefits in the state. 

21.) Utah Emergency Allotment Food Stamps (October 2022) 

If you receive food stamps in Utah your extra SNAP benefits will be issued on October 29th. Roughly 74,217 households will qualify for the extra emergency allotment payment. 

The source for information regarding SNAP eligibility in the state is the Utah Department of Workforce Services website. You can learn more about SNAP and other supportive services in the state. 

22.) Illinois Extra Food Stamp Benefit Payments October 2022

If you are one of the 1,020,447 SNAP households in Illinois you can expect to receive extra food stamp benefits in October 2022. 

The deposit schedule for these EA benefits are the following October dates: 

  • 21st
  • 22nd
  • 23rd
  • 24th 
  • 25th 
  • 26th
  • 27th 
  • 28th 
  • 29th 

If you qualified for SNAP benefits in October, you will get your benefits a little later. The soonest you can expect to receive your emergency allotment benefits is November 1st. 

Visit the Illinois Department of Human Services website to learn about eligibility or apply for food stamps in Illinois. 

23.) Washington Extra SNAP Benefits (October 2022)

Washington state will offer extra food stamps in October 2022 to roughly 521,098 SNAP households. The deposit dates for the emergency allotments will run from October 1st to October 20th. 

To learn about SNAP benefits in Washington, visit the Department of Social and Health Services website to get more information. 

How To Find Out If Your State Is Offering Extra Food Stamps This Month

These extra SNAP benefits will not last forever, but if you are interested in learning whether your state is giving away extra food stamps in 2022, you can visit USDA website for the latest updates. 

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Visit the USDA website to find a list of states that are offering extra SNAP benefits.

Each month the USDA compiles a list of states that are offering extra SNAP benefits to SNAP recipients. Use this website to see if you are getting extra SNAP benefits this month.

Conclusion

Here is a list of states (so far) that are issuing extra food stamps in October 2022: 

  1. Alabama
  2. Washington D.C.
  3. Maine
  4. New Jersey
  5. New Mexico
  6. North Carolina
  7. Oregon
  8. Rhode Island
  9. South Carolina
  10. Virginia
  11. West Virginia
  12. Wisconsin
  13. Texas
  14. Colorado
  15. Hawaii
  16. Kansas
  17. Louisiana
  18. Maryland
  19. Michigan
  20. Pennsylvania
  21. Utah
  22. Illinois
  23. Washington

As I mentioned earlier don’t panic if your state is not on this list. Last month there were 30+ states, so more will announce their intent to issue extra food stamps. If you did get the emergency allotment payment in September this is a strong indicator that you will likely receive the benefit again. 

That being said, these benefits will not last forever, but there will be at least a 60-day notice before the program ends. 

If you do not receive food stamps but want to apply you can get in touch with your state’s health and human services department by calling the SNAP hotline at 800.221.5689.

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