Food stamps, or SNAP benefits, is a program that supplies people with money for food in all 50 states as well as Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
While it’s a federal program, each state and territory handles how it all works in their own area.
There is no set day for the country when food stamps are issued because it changes for each area.
Some states use the last digit of a case number to determine when they’re going to send stamps out, while others use last names, social security numbers, date of birth, or county.
Arizona sends out their food stamps during the first 13 days of the month with the first letter of the person’s last name.
California sends theirs out within the first ten days of each month.
There is an EBT card hotline for each card in every state to find out when food stamps are made available or any other information.
Every month the food stamps are loaded onto the EBT card and that card can be used at participating grocery stores. There are over 238,000 across the nation.
Any unused stamps may be rolled over into the next month and remain available for 12 months following the date they were issued.
FingerLakes1.com is the region’s leading all-digital news publication. The company was founded in 1998 and has been keeping residents informed for more than two decades. Have a lead? Send it to [email protected].