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When will I get my April food stamps?

More than 42 million people rely on food stamps.

SNAP benefits in April distribution dates

Find a complete list of distribution dates for April across the US.


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When will I get my benefit?

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as food stamps are distributed monthly. The money is received through an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card. Read more about it here.

The benefits are paid out on a specific day of the month depending on your state:

  • Alabama
    • between April 4-23
  • Alaska
    • April 1
  • Arizona
    • between April 1-13 based on first letter of last name
  • Arkansas
    • between April 4-13 depending on final digit of Social Security number
  • California
    • April 1-10 depending on client case number
  • Colorado
    • April 1-3 based on fist letter of last name
  • Connecticut
    • April 1-3 based on fist letter of last name
  • Delaware
    • benefits made available over 22 days
    • starting April 2, based on first letter of last name
  • Florida
    • April 1-28 , based on the ninth and eighth digits of the Florida case number (read backwards), dropping the 10th digit
    • cash benefits available April 1-3
  • Georgia
    • April 5-23 based on last two digits of client ID number
  • Hawaii
    • April 3 for last names A through I
    • remaining people will get benefits April 5
  • Idaho
    • April 1-10 based on last number of client’s birth year
  • Illinois
    • April 1-10 based on previous month, set by last digit of household’s individual ID number
  • Indiana
    • April 5-23 based on first letter of last name
  • Iowa
    • April 1-10 based on first letter of last name
  • Kanas
    • April 1-10 based on first letter of last name
  • Kentucky
    • April 1-19 base on last digit of client’s case number
  • Louisiana
    • April 1-23 based on last digit in Social Security number
    • elderly and disabled benefits between April 1-4
  • Maine
    • April 10-14 based on last number of client’s birthday
  • Maryland
    • April 4-23 based on first three letters of last name
  • Massachusetts
    • April 1-14 based on last digit of Social Security number
  • Michigan
    • April 3-21 based on last digit of client ID number
  • Minnesota
    • April 4-13 based on last digit of client case number
  • Mississippi
    • April 4-21 based on last two digits of client case number
  • Missouri
    • April 1-22 based on client birth month and last name
  • Montana
    • benefits made available over five day period
    • starting April 2, based on last digit of SNAP case number
  • Nebraska
    • April 1-5 based on head of household’s SSN
  • Nevada
    • April 1-10 based on last digit of household’s birth year number
  • New Hampshire
    • April 5
  • New Jersey
    • April 1-5 based on seventh digit of client’s case number
  • New Mexico
    • benefits made available over 20 days
    • starting April 1, based on last two digits of SSN
  • New York
    • April 1-9 based on last digit of client case number, except for NYC
    • In NYC benefits start April 1-10 and 14-28 depending on last digit in case number
  • North Carolina
    • April 3-21 based on last digit of SSN
  • North Dakota
    • April 1
  • Ohio
    • April 2-20 based on last digit of SNAP client case number
  • Oklahoma
    • April 1-10 based on last digit in case number
  • Oregon
    • April 1-9 based on last digit of SSN
    • In the case of no SSN, benefits will be available April 1
  • Pennsylvania
    • benefits made available over 10 business days
    • the day it is received is based on the last digit of the case number
  • Rhode Island
    • April 1
  • South Carolina
    • April 1-19
  • South Dakota
    • April 10
  • Tennessee
    • between April 1-20 based on the last two digits of SSN
  • Texas
    • SNAP households certified after June 1, 2020 available between April 16-18 based on last two digits of the eligibility number
    • SNAP households certified before June 1, 2020 have benefits made available over 15 days from April 1-15 based on the last digit of eligibility number
    • the day the benefits are received depends on first letter of last name
  • Utah
    • last names A-G will have benefits April 5
    • last names H-O April 11
    • last names P-Z April 15
  • Vermont
    • April 1
  • Virginia
    • April 1-7 based on client case number
  • Washington
    • April 1-20
  • Washington, D.C.
    • April 1-10 based on first letter of last name
  • West Virginia
    • April 1-9 based on first letter of last name
    • cash benefits made available April 1
  • Wisconsin
    • April 1-15 based on eighth digit on SSN
  • Wyoming
    • April 1-4 based on first letter of last name

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