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Over 57,000 Children Will Receive More Than $8.8 Million in SNAP Benefits From CT This Weekend

Children under the age of six will receive special food assistance benefits worth more than $8.8 million from Connecticut's Department of Social Services (DSS). (Photo: Connecticut Public)

Children under the age of six will receive more than $8.8 million in SNAP benefits from CT’s Department of Social Services (DSS) on Sunday, August 13.

SNAP Benefits from CT assist working families who are in need of food as a supplement to food stamps or low pay. (Photo: iStock)

Approximately 42,600 households or more than 57,300 children are anticipated to receive this SNAP Benefits from CT. As part of the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Child Care Program, each child will receive up to $172.72.

According to Giovanni Pinto, the DSS’s communications manager, these funds are being disbursed right away so that parents can use their own money to pay for “back-to-school and other essential needs” for their kids.

According to Pinto, as the summer draws to a close, “we anticipate that families will start incurring additional costs, so we wanted to provide a pathway of relief for qualifying recipients.”


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By September 1, 2022, a child would have needed to be younger than 6 years old to qualify for the benefit. If children received (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) SNAP benefits from CT’s social services between September and May 11, they may also be qualified.

Children who received free or reduced-price meals at school during the 2022–2023 school year through federally assisted meal programs are also eligible for this SNAP benefits from CT.

A child’s funds on Sunday will be less than the listed sum if they did not receive SNAP benefits from CT during that time.

Since the DSS will automatically transfer the funds to active EBT cards, no application is necessary to access these funds. According to a statement from social services, a P-EBT card will be issued in the student’s name to the address on file with their school if they have never received P-EBT benefits or attend a private school.

Any location that accepts SNAP/EBT cards, including farmers’ markets and direct market farms, accepts the SNAP benefits from CT. They can also be used to access products from Amazon, Target, Walmart, Whole Foods, and other participating stores online for delivery or curbside pickup.

If the benefits are not used within 274 days, they will be lost.

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