Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food assistance in Florida, is a federally funded program that provides monthly benefits to low-income individuals and families.
If you have SNAP benefits, you can use them to purchase qualifying food items at participating stores.
Food assistance in Florida is administered by the Florida Department of Children and Families Office of Economic Self-Sufficiency (ESS),
which is also in charge of determining eligibility for SNAP benefits in accordance with federal guidelines, among other responsibilities.
Adults between the ages of 18 and 49, who are healthy and able-bodied and who do not have dependent children, are only permitted to receive food assistance for three months in a 36-month period if they are not working (or participating in a work program).
SNAP and food assistance benefits in Florida are tied to work requirements and child support obligations, both of which are in place in other states as well.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits are deposited onto electronic benefits transfer cards, also known as EBT cards, which function in the same way as a credit or debit card.
Participating merchants, ATM machines, and point of sale locations accept EBT cards for the purchase of eligible items.
Foods or beverages intended for human consumption — with the exception of alcoholic beverages, tobacco, and hot foods — as well as food that is ready for immediate consumption are eligible.
Benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can also be used to purchase seeds and plants for use in gardens to produce food.
Benefits for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Florida are distributed from the first to the last day of every month, based on the 9th and 8th digits of your Florida case number (read backward) after dropping the 10th digit.
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The following are the payment dates for food assistance in Florida:
The 9th and 8th digits of a case number indicate that benefits are available.
00-03 1st of the month
04-06 2nd of the month
07-10 3rd of the month
11-13 4th of the month
14-17 5th of the month
18-20 6th of the month
21-24 7th of the month
25-27 8th of the month
28-31 9th of the month
32-34 10th of the month
35-38 11th of the month
39-41 12th of the month
42-45 13th of the month
46-48 14th of the month
49-53 15th of the month
54-57 16th of the month
58-60 17th of the month
61-64 18th of the month
65-67 19th of the month
68-71 20th of the month
72-74 21st of the month
75-78 22nd of the month
79-81 23rd of the month
82-85 24th of the month
86-88 25th of the month
89-92 26th of the month
93-95 27th of the month
96-99 28th of the month