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April 09, 2021

P-SNAP approved for April, all SNAP recipients to now get a minimum $95 P-SNAP benefit

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri received approval from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for Pandemic Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (P-SNAP) or Food Stamp benefits to Missourians. P-SNAP maximizes the amount each household receives based on the household’s size. 

Due to the federal government’s late approval of April P-SNAP, P-SNAP benefits will be paid as shown below:  

  • Missourians who get SNAP benefits on or before the 14th of each month will get the April P-SNAP benefit on April 14.
  • Missourians who get SNAP benefits after the 14th of each month will get the April P-SNAP benefit on their normal benefit payment date.

Beginning this month, every Missouri SNAP household will receive at least $95 in P-SNAP benefits.  Previously, households that normally received the maximum SNAP benefit amount did not get an additional P-SNAP benefit.  Now, households at or near the maximum SNAP benefit amount will receive no less than a $95 P-SNAP benefit. Note, Missouri households that receive a P-SNAP benefit of $95 or more will see no change to their P-SNAP benefit amount.

“We are pleased P-SNAP continues to provide eligible Missouri citizens with additional funds for food purchases,” said Jennifer Tidball, Acting Director, Department of Social Services. “The change to the P-SNAP program to ensure every Missourian receives a minimum P-SNAP benefit of $95 will be welcomed news for those who had received a smaller or no P-SNAP benefit previously.”

Maximum Monthly SNAP Benefit
Through September 30, 2021

Household Size

Maximum Benefit

















Add $176 for each additional person

Missourians can apply for SNAP benefits 24/7 online by visiting, or sending completed applications and verification documents by email to, or by fax to 573-526-9400.  

The Missouri Services Navigator has information on over 2,800 programs and services available in the state.  Missourians in need of information on SNAP, Medicaid, Child Care Subsidy, LIHEAP, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefit programs can visit Missourians who have questions not specific to an individual’s case can use the DSS Virtual Assistant to get immediate answers to basic questions 24 hours a day. Phone assistance is also available Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. call 855-FSD-INFO or 855-373-4636.

The Department of Social Services is committed to the “Show Me Strong" Recovery Plan and serving the needs of Missouri citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. SkillUp and Missouri Work Assistance (MWA) are free programs available to all SNAP and TA recipients that help low-income Missourians with career planning, overcoming challenges to work, as well as getting and keeping a job. Information regarding the department’s response to the pandemic is available online DSS also encourages Missourians to visit to view the latest vaccine information and locate available vaccinators.

The mission of the Department of Social Services is to empower Missourians to live safe, healthy, and productive lives.  Visit to learn more about the Department of Social Services and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


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Rebecca Woelfel