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Here is when to expect your Social Security and food stamp SNAP benefits over the holidays

Many people that receive benefits are wondering when they’ll see them over the holidays, and whether the holiday will change the schedule.

Christmas Day is a federal holiday, and this year it takes place on a Saturday.

New Year’s Day is also federally recognized and takes place on a Saturday.

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Here’s when you’ll see Social Security and food stamp SNAP benefits this month

Social Security benefits are sent on the second, third, and fourth Wednesday of every month depending on the day your birthday falls.

People with birthdays between the 1st and 10th got their payments on Dec. 8, while those with birthdays on the 11th through 20th will get theirs this Wednesday, Dec. 15.

The last Wednesday, Dec. 22, will be for those with birthdays between the 21st and end of the month.

This means most Social Security recipients won’t be impacted because the holiday is not on any payments dates.

SSI recipients see their payments on the first of the month, and Jan. 1, 2022 is considered a holiday.

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This means they’ll go out a day before that.

What’s different this year is that the federal holiday of New Year’s Day falls on a Saturday, so it’s being recognized the Friday before, meaning that’s considered a holiday.

This means recipients will get their payment before that on the 30th of Dec.

Despite getting the payment on the 30th of Dec., this is their Jan. payment.

Those receiving SNAP benefits will usually get their payment on the same day every month.

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Which day depends on your state.

New York residents get their benefits within the first 9 days of the month, meaning theirs won’t be impacted by Christmas.

The easiest thing to do regarding food stamps is contact your state for the rules.

Since SNAP benefits are state run, there isn’t one rule the way their is with federally run programs like Social Security.

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