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SNAP emergency food benefits ending with state of emergency expiration

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Posted at 8:24 PM, May 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-05 15:51:15-04

TULSA, Okla. — Gov. Kevin Stitt announced the end of the coronavirus state of emergency Monday.

He said, "COVID-19 is no longer a state of emergency in Oklahoma." READ MORE: Gov. Stitt withdraws Oklahoma's COVID State of Emergency declaration

The state of emergency expiration Tuesday also sparked the end of emergency benefits for some state programs. Oklahoma's Department of Human Services announced emergency allotments for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, is ending soon.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved maximum monthly allotments for the food assistance program's members on April 1, 2020. As a result of Gov. Stitt rescinding the state of emergency, those emergency allocations now end July 1.

Also, a SNAP benefit increase that provides individuals about $26 per month will continue through September, according to OKDHS. To learn more about SNAP or sign up for the program, visit the OKDHS website.

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