Michigan families eligible for food stamps, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, will continue receiving additional benefits through October, the state announced Friday.

The additional benefits will impact about 350,000 families who have been receiving the increased monthly benefits since March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible participants should expect to see the extra benefits on their Bridge Cards by Oct. 30, with payments beginning for some households on Oct. 18. 

The additional benefits will be loaded onto Bridge Cards as a separate payment from assistance provided earlier in the month. Those who already are eligible for the program will see an increase in monthly benefits if they are not already receiving the maximum SNAP benefits.

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