SNAP Emergency Allotments Ending in South Carolina

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SNAP Emergency Allotments Ending in South Carolina

SCDSS has announced that January 31, 2023 will be the end of the federally-approved Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotments for South Carolina households.

South Carolinians will return to receiving regular benefit amounts monthly.

  • This will make a big impact on many households, particularly elderly and moderately low income. 
  • January has been designated as the transition month to help announce the end of the supplements. 
  • SCDSS has provided a portal to help see how much your expected allotment will be moving forward. Find it here:

Example of How Change May Look to Household:

  • A two person SNAP household’s regular SNAP allotment is $250 a month.
  • With the emergency allotments, the household was eligible to receive an additional $266 which brought them to the maximum benefit amount for a two person household ($516).
  • With the end of the emergency allotments, as of February 1, 2023 the household will only be receiving their regular $250 a month.

Note: How much SNAP allotment a household makes is based on a variety of details including income, household size, household expenses, and other federal eligibility requirements.