UPDATE (Jan. 31, 2023) — Extra SNAP (food stamp) benefits will end for all SNAP households beginning in March 2023.
Each month during the pandemic, SNAP benefits have been loaded onto your card two separate times. Beginning in March, you will only receive the amount of your first benefit.
Call volume will be high.
You do not need to take action. To check your benefit amount or balance, set up an account to track your funds at ConnectEBT.com
or call 1-866-386-3071.
Update your information.
Go to benefits.ohio.gov
to report changes to your address, income, etc. Visit ohiofoodbanks.org
and click Get Help to talk to a SNAP outreach specialist about a benefits check-up.
Help is available.
Need more help with food? Please visit ohiofoodbanks.org
and click Find Your Foodbank to connect with free groceries, meals, and more.
The benefits currently on your card will not go away.
Still have questions? Call 1-844-640-6446 – call volume may be high.
Need more help navigating your benefits? Go to OhioLegalHelp.org
for information and referrals.
BATAVIA, OH (Jan. 11, 2023) — While Ohio has extended SNAP (food stamps) emergency allotments as long as federally allowable, February 2023 is the last month recipients will receive them. For more information, see the state’s news release https://jfs.ohio.gov/ocomm/index.stm
Due to a change in federal law, this will mean a loss of as much as $258 per month for some individuals.
To assist those in need, here is a list of free food pantries, meals and groceries in Clermont County: https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/clermont_ohio_food_pantries.html
Also, to help people search for a job or find a training program, OhioMeansJobs — Clermont County is open to the public. OMJ provides free phone use, copies, printers, fax machines, etc.
As of today, 22,206 people are receiving SNAP benefits in Clermont County. (Note: 47,163 people in Clermont County are on Medicaid, which will have changes in May.)
Here are examples of how the change will impact people:
- Individual normally entitled to the minimum allotment of $23 per month has been receiving an additional $258 per month to receive the maximum allotment of $281.
- Household of 3 normally entitled to $180 per month has been receiving an additional $560 per month to receive the maximum allotment of $740.
- Household of 4 normally entitled to $939 per month (maximum allotment) has been receiving an additional $95 per month, for a total of $1,034.