As directed by Governor Ron DeSantis on March 27, 2020, the Department of Children and Families submitted a federal waiver to temporarily increase all Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients’ benefit amounts to the maximum monthly benefit based on household size.
DCF is actively working to implement increasing benefits to the maximum monthly benefit based on household size for the months of March and April. Clients can expect to receive their additional March funds as early as April 3, 2020.
For April, if you are a client that receives your regular benefit between April 1-7, you can expect to receive your benefit on April 8. If you are a client that receives your regular benefit after April 7, you can expect your additional benefit to be included as a part of your regularly scheduled benefit. Additionally, any new households approved for food assistance will receive the benefits within a week of being approved for benefits. Please note, customers who are already receiving the maximum monthly benefit will not receive an increase. A chart illustrating maximum benefit for household size is provided below for your reference.
People in Household
Maximum Benefit Amount
For Each Additional