As gas prices continue to sky rocket, every sent saved on each gallon can help, and food stamps may be able to help with that people save money to buy gas.
Those with food stamps want to know if leftover benefits can be used for gas, and it’s possible in some ways.
Buying your gas with benefits depends on which benefits you’re using.
Here are three types of benefits families can get, like food stamps, and how they help with gas station purchases
TANF stands for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and helps families with children meet their needs they cannot meet on their own.
Grants are provided by the government for states to handle TANF.
The state is in charge of choosing how much they give and who they give it to.
EBT cash can be used for pretty much anything and the cash can be withdrawn from an ATM.
SNAP is run by the USDA and handled by the states.
It provides families with money to be used for food at grocery stores or convenience stores.
The EBT cards can be used anywhere that accepts them.
Food stamps and gas stations
Depending on which state you reside in, you may be able to use your benefits at gas stations.
New York lets you use your EBT cash or SNAP benefits as long as the store accepts it.
There are stores in NY that will never approve EBT cards.
- Liquor stores
- Wine stores
- Beer/beverage centers
- Race tracks
- Video lottery facilities
- Off-track betting facilities
- Commercial bingo facilities
Many gas stations accept EBT as a form of payment.
7-Eleven, Mobil, and Cumberland Farms all accept EBT payment.
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