The Trump Administration is making food stamp benefits good through February. The shutdown resulted in only enough to provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits until the end of January, but U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says there’s now an extra month’s worth. Perdue told reporters February benefits will go out early.
“States will have until January the 20th, January 20, to implement early issuance,” Secretary Perdue told reporters Tuesday. “Once the issuance is made, the February benefits will be made available to SNAP participants at that time.”
If the shutdown continues beyond the next few weeks, Acting Deputy Undersecretary Brandon Lipps says there’s a backup plan for March.