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Delaware To Issue Emergency Benefits

By:Tye Richmond

According to news.delaware.gov, “The Delaware Division of Social Services will issue emergency benefits for June to eligible households as part of the State’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.”

Benefits will be issued as part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and two cash assistance programs – Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and General Assistance (GA). The SNAP emergency food benefit will be available on recipients’ Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards Thursday, June 30. Eligible TANF and GA households will receive an emergency cash benefit check on or after Thursday, June 30.

It continues to says that,

All households with open SNAP cases will receive at least $95 in emergency food benefits, to be issued as follows:

  • SNAP households receiving the maximum food benefit amount for their household size or a prorated initial benefit will receive $95 in emergency food benefits.
  • SNAP households with a calculated emergency food benefit amount less than $95 will have their emergency benefit increased to $95.
  • SNAP households with a calculated emergency benefit amount of $95 or more will continue to receive the calculated emergency benefit amount to increase the household’s monthly benefit up to the maximum benefit amount for their household size.

For more the for article and website visit https://news.delaware.gov/2022/06/28/delaware-will-issue-monthly-emergency-benefits-on-june-30/

Also, For more information about DSS’s benefit programs in response to the pandemic, go to the division’s webpage. To screen for and apply for benefits, go to DHSS’ online application portal Delaware ASSIST or call 1-866-843-7212.

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