SNAP UPDATE: October 2021 Benefits Published on Monday, September 27, 2021 As previously reported, the federal government changed the extra, emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) payments that several SNAP recipients had been receiving since March of 2020. The extra payments have changed unless you received more than $95 a month in extra SNAP before. Here is a helpful way to know if you are affected by the change: I currently get more than $95 in extra SNAP each month: No Change My household receives the maximum SNAP amount for our household size (see table below): You will get $95 a month in extra emergency SNAP payments. My household does not get the maximum amount for our household size, but we receive less than $95 a month in extra SNAP each month: You will get $95 a month in extra emergency SNAP payments. For October 2021, the extra SNAP will come as a supplemental payment on or about October 4th. Household Size Maximum SNAP Allotment 1 $250 2 $459 3 $658 4 $835 5 $992 6 $1,190 7 $1,316 8 $1,504 For each additional member over 8, add $188.