Extra Food Stamps in Ohio – September 2022

Are you are trying to find out if SNAP recipients will receive extra food stamps in Ohio for September 2022? Well, there is good news! The USDA approved Ohio to issue $119.9 million in extra food stamp benefits to Ohio EBT Cardholders for September 2022.

This means that Ohio households receiving food stamps can expect to get the maximum benefit allotment for their household size. The extra food stamps for September 2022 are part of the Emergency Allotment (EA) Program.

This means that over 691,767 million food stamps households in Ohio will get extra food stamp benefits for the month of September. All Ohio EBT and Direction Card holders can expect to receive the maximum benefit amount for their household size.

If you want to know how much extra SNAP benefits you can expect in September and when you’ll receive them, then continue reading below.

In this article, we will cover:

  • What are Emergency Allotment benefits?
  • Who qualifies for extra SNAP benefits?
  • How much extra food stamps will I receive?
  • When you’ll receive your Extra Food Stamps in Ohio
  • Extra Food Stamps for Ohio – September 2022
  • Ohio SNAP EBT FAQs

Extra Food Stamp Benefits in Ohio

The Families First Act (FFA) is a federal law that was passed to respond to the effects of COVID-19.

The law authorized the issuance of emergency supplemental benefits to households receiving SNAP.

Based on the law, the federal government directed the states to issue supplemental SNAP benefits, up to the maximum allowable SNAP benefit for a household’s size.

Since March 2020, Ohio has been using this temporary SNAP flexibility to provide emergency food benefits to households impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program is managed by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (JFS).

These temporary flexibilities are also referred to as Emergency Allotment (EA) benefits.

What are Emergency Allotment benefits?

During the pandemic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture created a waiver so that states could receive an “emergency allotment” of federal funds for SNAP.

Under the program, SNAP benefits recipients would receive the maximum amount available, as opposed to what they would have otherwise qualified for.

Ohio Emergency Allotment Benefits

The Ohio JFS requested and received federal approval to release Emergency Allotment (EA) benefits to eligible SNAP households this month.

SNAP recipients who have already received their monthly benefits will see the additional EA benefits automatically loaded to their Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card on the schedule listed below.

Future Emergency Allotment benefits will be determined at the federal level by the USDA on a month-to-month basis.

Emergency Allotment benefits are not intended to be permanent. In fact, it is speculated that they will be coming to an end soon.

If the federal government discontinues EA benefits, Ohio SNAP recipients will continue to receive their standard SNAP benefits.

This would mean a reduction in the amount of SNAP assistance received each month.

Standard SNAP benefits are calculated based on household size, income & expenses, and assets.

Emergency Allotment Benefits Eligibility

If you are trying to find out if you are eligible to receive extra SNAP benefits in Ohio, we can help.

To find out who qualifies for extra food stamps benefits, continue reading below.

Who qualifies for extra SNAP benefits?

Any household that is currently receiving food stamps benefits qualifies for extra food stamp Emergency Allotment (EA) benefits.

There is no extra paperwork to turn in to get the extra food stamps benefits.

It will simply be added to your EBT card, and you’ll be able to use it just like regular SNAP benefits.

In addition, any household that is approved for SNAP EBT in a month when EA benefits are issued will also qualify to receive extra food stamp benefits.

To find out how much you can expect to receive in extra SNAP benefits, continue reading below.

How much extra food stamps will I receive?

The amount of extra food stamp benefits you receive is determined by your household size.

Your Emergency Allotment benefits through P-SNAP is the difference between the amount of benefits you are currently receiving and the maximum benefit amount for your household size.

If you are already receiving the maximum monthly benefit amount for your household size, then you will not receive any additional or extra SNAP benefits.

However, if you are not receiving the maximum benefit allotment for your household size, then you will receive extra food stamp benefits.

This means that you will receive the Maximum Benefit Amount for your household size with EA benefits.

With that said, Ohio SNAP recipients can expect to receive a minimum of $95 in extra food stamp benefits for September.

Maximum SNAP Benefit Allotment by Household Size

Use the chart below to find the Maximum SNAP Allotment Amount for your household size.

Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount by Household Size for Fiscal Year 2022 in Ohio

Effective October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022

Household Size Maximum SNAP Benefit Allotment
48 States & D.C. Hawaii Alaska Virgin Islands Guam
Urban Rural 1 Rural 2
1 $250 $472 $322 $411 $500 $322 $369
2 $459 $865 $591 $753 $917 $590 $677
3 $658 $1,239 $846 $1,079 $1,313 $845 $969
4 $835 $1,573 $1,074 $1,370 $1,667 $1,074 $1,231
5 $992 $1,868 $1,276 $1,627 $1,980 $1,275 $1,462
6 $1,190 $2,242 $1,531 $1,952 $2,376 $1,530 $1,754
7 $1,316 $2,478 $1,692 $2,158 $2,626 $1,691 $1,939
8 $1,504 $2,832 $1,934 $2,466 $3,002 $1,933 $2,216
Each Additional Household Member: +$188 +$354 +$242 +$308 +$375 +$242 + $277

When you’ll receive Extra SNAP Benefits in Ohio

Emergency Allotments are approved on a rolling basis and issued by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (JFS).

The Emergency Allotment for a benefit month is usually issued during the same month.

To find out when you can expect to receive your extra Ohio SNAP benefits for this month, continue reading below.

Will Extra SNAP Benefits continue in September 2022?

Yes, the extra food stamp benefits through the USDA Emergency Allotment (EA) Program will continue through September 2022.

Is Ohio giving Extra Food Stamp benefits this month?

Yes, the USDA has approved Ohio for extra food stamp benefits for September 2022 through the Emergency Allotment Program.

To get all the details about the extra Ohio food stamps for September 2022, continue reading below.

Extra Food Stamps for Ohio – September 2022

To find out when you can expect to receive your September Emergency Allotment EA benefits on your Ohio Direction EBT Card, see below.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits for September 2022?

Ohio Emergency Allotment benefits are NOT issued with regular food stamp benefits.

The extra food stamp benefits for September will be issued to Direction Cardholders from Wednesday, September 28, 2022.

Any SNAP recipients approved for benefits after 9/28/22 will receive their extra food stamps one (1) day after they are approved.

How Many Ohio SNAP Recipients will Get Extra Benefits in September 2022?

According to data provided by the USDA, the state of Ohio will issue $119,909,375 in extra SNAP benefits to over 691,767 SNAP households in September 2022.

Is Ohio issuing extra SNAP benefits in September 2022?

Yes, Ohio has been approved by the USDA to issue SNAP emergency allotment (EA) benefits to SNAP households for the month of September 2022.

Each eligible household will only receive one emergency allotment per benefit month that emergency allotments are approved.

I did not receive Extra Food Stamps in August 2022 – what can I do?

Extra food stamps benefits for August 2022 were paid on Thursday, August 25, 2022.

However, if you did not receive your benefits for August, contact your local Ohio Food Stamps office.

How do I check to see if I received my extra SNAP benefits?

To find out if you have received your extra SNAP EBT benefits for August or September, check your Ohio SNAP EBT Card balance.

The Emergency Allotment benefits will be automatically deposited to your card EBT Card on your scheduled date.

To find out how to check your Ohio EBT Balance, follow the instructions provided below.

Ohio EBT Card Balance Check Instructions

There are three ways you can get the balance of the benefit on your Ohio EBT Card – by phone, online, and in person.

Here’s how to check your Ohio Direction EBT Card Balance:

  1. Call the Ohio EBT Card Customer Service Phone Number at 1-866-386-3071.
  2. Check your Direction Card balance online on the Connect EBT website at connectebt.com. You must first create an account if this is your first time using ConnectEBT.
  3. Visit an EBT Card approved store – they can check your Ohio EBT balance before you buy anything. Your current balance will also be listed on your most-recent purchase receipt.

For more help checking your Ohio Direction Card balance, check out our complete step-by-step Ohio EBT Balance and Login instructions.

Ohio Emergency Allotment Payment Schedule for 2022

Here’s the Ohio Emergency Allotment Issuance Schedule for 2022:

Benefit Month Issuance Dates
January 2022 January 24th
February 2022 February 24th
March 2022 March 24th
April 2022 April 27th
May 2022 May 27th
June 2022 June 22nd
July 2022 July 27th
August 2022 August 25th
September 2022 September 28th
October 2022
November 2022
December 2022

Ohio SNAP & EBT FAQs

Here are the most frequently asked questions about the Ohio SNAP and EBT program.

Can Ohio Food Stamp Benefits be used at Fast Food Restaurants?

Currently, no, Ohio food stamps and SNAP benefits cannot be used to purchase food at fast food restaurants.

In order to use the Ohio Direction Card at fast food locations, the USDA must approve the state for the Restaurant Meals Program (RMP).

This would allow certain SNAP clients to use their EBT Card benefits at approved fast food and restaurant locations in Ohio.

At this time, Ohio has not been approved for the Restaurant Meals Program. We will update this if anything changes.

Will SNAP Income Limits Be Increased This Year?

Yes, in October 2021, the new SNAP income limits for applicants were increased. The new Ohio food stamps income limit for 2021-2022 are as follows:

Household Size Gross monthly income
(130 percent of poverty)
Net monthly income
(100 percent of poverty)
1 $1,396 $1,074
2 $1,888 $1,452
3 $2,379 $1,830
4 $2,871 $2,209
5 $3,363 $2,587
6 $3,855 $2,965
7 $4,347 $3,344
8 $4,839 $3,722
Each additional member +$492 +$379

Can I use my Ohio SNAP EBT Card online?

Ohio residents receiving food stamps can use their Ohio Direction EBT Card to purchase food online through
growing list of retailers, including Walmart and Amazon.

Below is the full list of eligible grocery stores where you can shop online with Ohio EBT:

  • ALDI
  • Amazon
  • BJs Wholesale Club
  • Dave’s Supermarket
  • Earth Fare
  • Giant Eagle
  • Lucky’s
  • Meijer
  • Sam’s Club Scan and Go
  • Walmart
  • Whole Foods

Here are some retailer-specific details:

In addition to delivery options, SNAP recipients are able to order eligible food online and pick it up curbside or in-store.

Those retailers providing this service include:

Walmart — All Ohio locations

  • Place your order online or by the mobile app (IOS and Android)
  • Next, select “EBT Card” as the payment option
  • Then, pay using EBT Card at pick up or pay for delivery where available.

Giant Eagle — All Ohio locations

  • Must have a curbside order that exceeds $35
  • Call your local Giant Eagle location regarding EBT Card payment

Kroger — Select Ohio locations

  • Order online or by the mobile app (IOS and Android)
  • Select “SNAP EBT at Pickup” as the payment option
  • Pay using EBT Card at pick up or pay for delivery where available.

Will Ohio SNAP Benefits Expire if I don’t use them?

No, your Ohio food stamp benefits are made available in your account each month on your scheduled designated day.

Any benefits you use are deducted from the first benefits that were made available to your account.

If you do not use all of your SNAP benefits during the month, they stay in your account and can be used the following month.

However, benefits not used within 365 days will be removed from your account and cannot be replaced.

Extra Food Stamps in Ohio for September 2022 Summary

Here’s the bottom line about Extra Food Stamps for Ohio – September 2022:

Since March 2020, Ohio has been using temporary SNAP flexibility to provide emergency food benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each eligible household will only receive one emergency allotment per benefit month that emergency allotments are approved.

Extra SNAP benefits for September 2022 will be paid on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.

Also, if you did not receive your extra Ohio SNAP benefits in August, they were paid on August 25, 2022.

Additional Questions?

We hope this post on Extra Food Stamps for Ohio for September 2022 was helpful to you.

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

Be sure to check out our other articles about Ohio SNAP and EBT, including:
Ohio EBT Deposit Schedule for 2022
Free Admission to 60+ Locations with Ohio EBT
Ohio EBT Discounts & Deals – 2022
Free Internet with Ohio Direction EBT

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