USDA Approves Missouri’s May P-SNAP Benefits Request

(Jefferson City, MO)  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service Missouri has approved Missouri’s waiver request for May Pandemic Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (P-SNAP) or Food Stamp benefits. P-SNAP maximizes the SNAP amount each household receives based on the household’s size. The PSNAP benefit amount includes a 15 percent increase Missouri SNAP households will receive through June 30, 2021.

“USDA’s change to P-SNAP earlier this month means every Missouri household receiving SNAP benefits will get no less than a $95 P-SNAP benefit for May,” said Jennifer Tidball, Acting Director, Department of Social Services. “I am also very pleased that over 810,000 online SNAP transactions have occurred since May of 2020. That success is due in part to the growing number of Missouri retailers that offer that option. In fact, Missouri currently leads the nation with the highest number of participating SNAP online retailers. We sincerely thank current participating Missouri retailers and those who will be joining in the near future.”

Missourians can apply for SNAP benefits 24/7 online by visiting MyDSS.mo.gov, or sending completed applications and verification documents by email to FSD.Documents@dss.mo.gov, or by fax to 573-526-9400. The Missouri Services Navigator has information on over 2,800 programs and services available in the state.