SNAP benefits for February issued early due to government shutdown

SNAP benefits for February will be available Jan. 20

SNAP benefits for February issued early due to government shutdown
SNAP recipients being urged to stock up on food.

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Mississippians who depend on SNAP to buy food are getting next month's benefits early.

SNAP recipients are being urged to prepare for the possibility that benefits may not be available for several months. (Source: WLBT)
SNAP recipients are being urged to prepare for the possibility that benefits may not be available for several months. (Source: WLBT)

The Department of Human Services is announcing benefits for February will be made by Jan. 20 because of the partial government shutdown.

SNAP benefits for February will be available January 20th. (Source: WLBT)
SNAP benefits for February will be available January 20th. (Source: WLBT)

SNAP recipients or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are also being urged to prepare for the possibility that benefits may not be available for several months if the shutdown continues.

DHS said this is not an extra payment or bonus. The benefits are intended to cover food purchases for February.

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