LINCOLN — Nebraska will start issuing emergency supplemental nutrition benefits on Feb. 9, state officials said Monday.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services said recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, will get more money on their electronic benefit transfer cards.
The extra assistance comes from the federal government. Recipients saw a boost earlier in the pandemic, but the aid eventually expired. Gov. Pete Ricketts initially declined to renew Nebraska’s request for the benefit as the economy recovered, but he reapplied later as the number of coronavirus cases surged.
Benefits will vary based on the number of people in a household and the amount they’re currently receiving.
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