The US has been in a public health emergency since 2020, and it will end in 3 weeks, changing food stamps and Medicaid benefits.
a family on Medicaid and food stamps
Both services gave Americans more money and services to help them cope with the pandemic.
Since its inception, the public health emergency has been extended.
The Secretary of Health and Human Services extended it until January 16, 2022.
Benefits will end on April 15, 2022.
As a result, many states are gradually phasing down the benefits.
An emergency allocation is the extra food stamps.
The feds gave them to states to assist residents to get more SNAP benefits.
Every month, people gained at least $95 in benefits.
Some States Have Begun to Phase Away Funds:
States must notify recipients one month before terminating benefits.
Low-wage Americans use Medicaid to get health insurance.
State spending varies but covers children and disabled persons.
During the epidemic, 14 million people joined Medicaid.
Medicaid received extra cash until now for not discontinuing Medicaid enrollment in March 2020.
You should check your benefits to ensure they don’t expire on April 15.