When Will My Snap Benefits Be Added to My Card?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal program that provides money to low-income households once a month to help them pay for food.

Benefits are deposited on the same day each month in most states, based on characteristics such as your Social Security number, last name, case number, or account number.

If you’re unsure when your SNAP payments will be deposited, go to the Providers website and choose your state from the “EBT in My State” selection button.

SNAP benefits are transferred to participants in most states via a prepaid electronic benefit transfer card, which is a debit card with the precise benefit amounts already loaded on it.

Some states refer to it as an EBT card, while others, such as Texas, give it a unique name (the Lone Star Card). Individual states are in charge of determining when SNAP funds are distributed.

According to NPR, the SNAP program is run by the US Department of Agriculture and benefits over 42 million Americans. The Biden administration approved the highest boost in food stamp benefits in the program’s history last year, increasing the monthly payment by $36.

Families of four will receive a maximum allotment of $835 if they live in the 48 contiguous states or Washington, D.C., as previously reported. The following are some of the alternative payment options:

  • In Alaska, a family of four will get between $1,074 and $1,667.
  • In Hawaii, a family of four will receive a maximum of $1,573.
  • In Guam, a family of four can receive up to $1,231 in aid.
  • In the US Virgin Islands, a family of four will get a maximum of $1,074.

Unless otherwise specified, the following is a list of when SNAP benefits are refilled in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and US territories, according to the AS.com website:

When Will My Snap Benefits Be Added to My Card?

  • Alabama: Depending on your case number, between the 4th and 23rd of the month.
  • The first day of the month in Alaska
  • Arizona: Depending on the initial letter of your last name, between the 1st and 13th of the month.
  • Arkansas is a state in the United States. Based on the last digit of your Social Security number, between the 4th and the 13th of the month
  • California: Depending on the last digit of your case number, the first ten days of the month.
  • Colorado: On the first and tenth of the month, based on the last digit of your Social Security number Connecticut Based on the first letter of your last name, from the first to the third of the month
  • Delmarva: Based on the first letter of your last name Florida, loaded over 23 days, commencing on the 2nd of the month. Based on the 9th and 8th digits of your case number, between the 1st and 28th of the month
  • Georgia: Based on the last two digits of your ID number, between the 5th and 23rd of the month.
    Guam (Guam): The first of the month
  • Hawaii: The 3rd and 5th of the month, depending on your last name’s first letter
  • Idaho is a state in the United States. During the first ten days of the month, based on your birth year’s last number
  • Illinois: On the first, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, thirteenth, seventeenth, and twentieth days of the month, based on the kind of case and the case name Indiana. Based on the first letter of your last name Iowa, from the 5th to the 23rd of the month: Based on the first letter of your last name, during the first ten days of the month Kansas: During the first ten days of the month, based on the first letter of your last name
  • Kentucky: Based on the final digit of your case number, throughout the first 19 days of the month
  • Louisiana: Based on the last digit of your Social Security number, between the 1st and 14th of the month
  • Maine: Based on the final digit of your birthdate, from the 10th to the 14th of the month.
  • Maryland: Based on the initial letter of your last name, from the 4th through the 23rd of the month.
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Based on the last digit of your Social Security number, during the first 14 days of the month
  • Michigan is a state in the United States. Based on the last two digits of your ID number, from the 3rd to the 21st of the month
  • Minnesota: Based on the final digit of your case number, from the 4th to the 13th of the month.
  • Mississippi: Based on the final digit of your case number, from the 4th to the 21st of the month.
  • Missouri: Based on your birth month and last name, throughout the first 22 days of the month
  • Montana: Based on the final digit of your case number, between the 2nd and 6th of the month.
  • Nebraska: Based on the last digit of your head of household’s Social Security number, from the first through the fifth of the month.
  • Nevada: During the first ten days of the month, based on your birth year’s last number
  • The fifth day of the month in New Hampshire.
  • New Jersey: Based on the 7th digit of your case number, throughout the first 5 calendar days of the month.
  • New Mexico: Based on the last two digits of your Social Security number, throughout the first 20 days of the month
  • Except in New York City, where benefits are loaded over 13 days that are not Sundays or holidays, benefits are loaded over the first 9 days of the month, based on the final digit of your case number.
  • North Carolina: Based on the last digit of your Social Security number, from the 3rd through the 21st of the month.
  • The first day of the month in North Dakota
  • Ohio: Based on the last digit of your case number, from the 2nd to the 20th of the month.
  • Oklahoma: Based on the final digit of your case number, from the first to the tenth of the month.
  • Oregon: Based on the last digit of your Social Security number, from the 1st to the 9th of the month.
  • Pennsylvania: Based on the last digit of your case record number, throughout the first 10 working days of the month.
  • Puerto Rico: Based on the last digit of your Social Security number, between the 4th and 22nd of the month.
  • The first day of the month in Rhode Island
  • South Carolina: For individuals who have received benefits consistently since before Sept. 1, 2021, during the first 10 days of the month, based on Social Security number; otherwise, from the 1st to the 19th of the month, based on the final digit of your case number, according to the Providers website.
  • The tenth of the month in South Dakota
  • Tennessee: Based on the last two digits of your Social Security number, from the 1st to the 20th of the month.
  • Texas: Based on the final digit of your Eligibility Determination Group, or EDG, number, during the first 15 days of the month
  • Utah: On the 5th, 11th, or 15th of the month, depending on your last name’s initial letter.
  • The first day of the month in Vermont
  • Virginia: Based on the final digit of your case number, from the first to the ninth of the month.
    Washington State Department of Social and Health Services: Staggered according to application date and application finalized period:
  • The application period is from the 1st to the 15th of the month, and the finalized period is from the 1st to the 15th of the month, with payments made from the 1st to the 10th of the month.
  • The application period is from the 1st to the 15th of the month, and the finalized period is from the 16th to the 31st of the month, with payments being made from the 11th to the 20th of the month.
  • Applications are accepted from the 16th to the 22nd of the month and can be completed at any time; payments are made from the 1st to the 10th of the month.
  • The application period is from the 23rd to the 31st of the month, and it can be completed at any time. The payment period is from the 11th to the 20th of the month.

Related Updates:

  • Washington, D.C.: Based on the initial letter of your last name, from the 1st through the 10th of the month
  • West Virginia is a state in the United States. Based on the initial letter of your last name, during the first nine days of the month
  • Wisconsin is a state in the United States. Based on the eighth digit of your SSN, for the first 15 days of the month
  • Wyoming is a state in the United States. Based on the first letter of your last name, from the first to the fourth of the month.                                                                                                                                                                                                               Your SNAP benefits card can be used at any SNAP-authorized retailer. Most supermarkets, as well as select farmers’ markets, convenience stores, and big-box stores like Walmart and Target, are authorized retailers. The card can also be used at several online food stores.

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