Residents on SNAP to get additional benefits tonight

Guam residents who received food stamps benefits in May will find additional benefits in their accounts tonight, according to the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services.

DPHSS Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants will receive an “Automated Mass Replacement” of their May 2023 benefit. SNAP participants will receive 50% of their May benefit placed directly in their account
after 7 p.m. today, Monday, June 12, 2023. 

For example, if you received $1,000 in SNAP benefits in May, then some time after 7 p.m. today, an additional $500 will be loaded into your SNAP account.

SNAP participants who already submitted an affidavit for the “Food Loss Program” and requested an amount less than 50% of their May benefit will automatically have the difference between their award and the 50% provided to them in their account as well. If the SNAP participant requested more than 50% through the “Food Loss Program,” and were awarded that amount, those participants will not receive additional benefits.  

For residents who are not SNAP participants, DPHSS is working with the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on a Disaster SNAP (D-SNAP) program. The D-SNAP program is meant to provide aid to residents who are not regular SNAP participants. DPHSS will provide more details on D-SNAP soon. 

Individuals can contact the Bureau of Economic Security (BES) for any questions or inquiries at (671) 300-8873

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