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Are we getting Extra Food Stamps this Month in Ohio?

Since March 2020, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been approving Extra food stamps benefits to be distributed to states in response to the COVID-19 emergency. One of the questions we often get is this: Are we getting extra food stamps this month in Ohio? In this post, we will answer the question, including how much in extra food stamps you are likely to get and whether there will be extra benefits for next month – November 2022.

Additionally, we will provide information on whether extra food stamps will be issued next month for November 2022.

Also, some states have decided to cut back or completely stop issuing extra food stamps benefits. We will provide a list of these states.

Lastly, we will update you on how long the extra food stamps benefits will last and when the USDA will stop issuing them and also answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Ohio Food Stamps.

Are we getting Extra Food Stamps This Month in Ohio?

Yes, Ohio has been approved to distribute emergency allotment SNAP benefits in October 2022.

For the month of October 2022, over 680,000 Ohio households are eligible for extra SNAP benefits.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (JFS) will issue $118,304,547 in extra food stamp benefits.

To find out when your Extra SNAP benefits will be deposited into your EBT card for October, see our post on Ohio Extra Food Stamps for October 2022.

Will Ohio Issue Extra Food Stamps Next Month?

Yes, the current COVID-19 emergency declaration, which was set to expire on October 15, 2022, was recently extended by the Biden Administration for another 90 days, through January 2023.

Therefore, states that are currently issuing extra SNAP benefits will be expected to issue benefits in November 2022.

Additionally, based on the recent extension of the COVID-19 emergency declaration, Ohio state will likely continue to issue extra food stamps benefits through February 2023.

Will I get extra SNAP benefits?

YES, everyone who receives Ohio SNAP benefits will receive an Emergency Allotment (EA).

How much you will get in Extra SNAP benefits (Emergency Allotment) depends on the following:

  • 1) your household size, and
  • 2) if you are already getting the maximum benefit amount for your household (see maximum allotment chart below).

If the SNAP benefits you got in October were less than the maximum amount for your household size, your EA will bring you up to the maximum benefit.

For example, if you are a 5-person household and got $700 in SNAP, you will get $416 to bring you up to the $1,116 maximum benefit.

However, if you got the maximum SNAP benefit amount for your household size in October, you will get an EA of $95.

There is no extra paperwork needed to receive Emergency Allotment benefits. You will get your EA automatically.

See the Ohio SNAP Payment Schedule for when regular food stamps benefits are deposited each month.

The table below provides the Maximum Ohio SNAP benefits based on household size.

Ohio Maximum Monthly SNAP Benefit by Household Size
(Oct 1 2022-Sept 30 2023)

Household Size Maximum Benefit
1 $281
2 $516
3 $740
4 $939
5 $1,116
6 $1,339
7 $1,480
8 $1,691
Each add’l person $211

How long will Extra SNAP benefits Last?

Extra Food Stamps Allotments are tied to the federal Public Health Emergency, which has currently been extended through January 2023.

According to ABC News:

“The Biden administration said Thursday that the COVID-19 public health emergency will continue through Jan. 11 as officials brace for a spike in cases this winter.”

Whether the emergency declaration is extended beyond January 2023 depends largely on whether COVID-19 cases dramatically increase this winter or perhaps due to the arrival of a COVID-19 strain that is more contagious and dangerous than expected.

60 Day Notice

However, the HHS has promised states a 60 days advance notice before the COVID-19 emergency declaration is ended.

This means that it is reasonable to expect that extra SNAP benefits will be issued through February 2023 at least.

Also, we will not know the definite end date of the extra SNAP program until we get the 60-day notice from the HHS.

FAQs about Ohio Food Stamps

Here are frequently asked questions about Ohio Food Stamps benefits:

When will EBT Benefits in Ohio be deposited this Month?

In the state of Ohio, when your food stamps benefit is deposited on your EBT Card depends on the last digit of your case number.

Here is the schedule of payment based on the last digit of your case number:

If your Case Number ends in EBT Benefits are available on the
0 2nd of the month
1 4th of the month
2 6th of the month
3 8th of the month
4 10th of the month
5 12th of the month
6 14th of the month
7 16th of the month
8 18th of the month
9 20th of the month

If you need help finding your Ohio SNAP Case Number, please contact your local JFS Food Stamps office.

Can I use my Ohio EBT Card at Fast Food Restaurants?

No, you cannot use Ohio SNAP EBT at restaurants to purchase hot food. Here’s why.

The USDA prohibits using SNAP EBT to purchase hot food.

However, states participating in the Restaurant Meals Program allow eligible SNAP recipients to use their SNAP EBT benefits at restaurants.

Unfortunately, the state of Ohio does not currently participate in the Restaurant Meals Program.

Unlike California, Maryland, Michigan, Arizona, Illinois, Virginia, and Rhode Island which have robust RMP programs, Ohio is different.

Ohio politicians have resisted the idea of introducing the Restaurant Meals Program despite the benefits it could bring to SNAP holders.

How Many People are on Food Stamps in Ohio?

Here’s a summary of the latest data on food stamps participation in Ohio:

  • Total Number of Ohio Households Receiving Food Stamps: 755,736
  • Total Number of People in Ohio Receiving Food Stamps: 1,492,044
  • Amount of Money Spent on Food Stamps in Ohio for the Month: $351,436,962

Is there a Discount on Amazon Prime with Ohio EBT?

Yes. If you have an Ohio EBT Direction Card, you can sign up and get over 50% OFF an Amazon Prime membership. The Amazon EBT Discount gives you all the great benefits that come with Prime membership at a fraction of the cost.

The regular Amazon Prime membership is $12.99 a month. However, if you have an EBT Card, you can get Prime Membership for $5.99.

In fact, Amazon was one of the first vendors approved for the USDA Online Purchasing Pilot.

As a result, they were one of the first online retailers to accept EBT Cards online for delivery.

This means that a Prime membership allows you to order groceries online at Amazon with your EBT Card and get them delivered directly to your door!

Summary

Here’s the bottom line:

The extra SNAP benefits program will probably last through February 2023.

If you have not received your Ohio extra SNAP benefits for October 2022, contact the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Questions?

We hope this post on the question – “Are we getting Extra Food Stamps This Month in Ohio?” was helpful.

If you have further questions about Ohio Food Stamps or EBT Card, please let us know in the comments section below.

Be sure to check out our other articles about Ohio SNAP and Ohio EBT, including:

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