Changes to Medicaid and SNAP Benefits

March 1, 2023

Individuals and families who are on Medicaid or receive SNAP benefits need to be aware of changes coming to these important programs.

Beginning April 1, the COVID-19 public health emergency Medicaid enrollment protection will end. Medicaid enrollees who were continuously covered will again to have to provide proof of eligibility to continue getting benefits.

If you get your healthcare through HUSKY or DSS, you have not had to do your annual redetermination since March 2020. But starting in April, you will have to show your eligibility each year. This includes providing identification, address, and proof of income.


Department of Social Services Field Offices are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8 am - 4:30 pm.

SNAP Update

In addition, extra SNAP benefits have come to an end. Since April 2020, some individuals and families received an extra SNAP payment on their EBT cards in the middle of each month. According to the Department of Social Services, this change is tied to federal legislation.

SNAP redetermination happens every six months. You will once again have to provide identification, your address, proof of income, and your social security information.

Households can now check their EBT balance in real-time by visiting On MyDSS, you can also update any case changes, complete renewals, view documents, or verify case status.

To learn more as well as where to obtain resources for families dealing with the ending of the extra SNAP benefits, click here.