SNAP benefit payment schedule

More than 41.5 million people get SNAP benefits.

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The program grants low income households a monthly allowance to buy healthy foods.


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Benefits are paid out on a certain day. This day is determined by your state. Read more about it here. The SNAP schedule for each state is as follows:

Alabama

Benefits become available between the 4th and 23rd of every month. Which day is determined by the last two digits of your client’s case number.

Alaska

The first of every month.

Arizona

Over the first 13 days in the month benefits become available. It is based on the first letter of the recipients last name.

Arkansas

Between the 4th and 13th of every month, based on the last digit of the recipients Social Security number (SSN).

California

Expect the benefit within the first ten days of the month based on the last digit of the client case number.

Colorado

From the 1st to the 10th benefits are distributed based on the last digit of SSN. Cash benefits are available from the 1st to the 3rd cased on the same number.

Connecticut

From the 1st to the 3rd benefits will become available based on the first letter of last name.

Delaware

From the 2nd to the 24th benefits are distributed based on first letter of last name.

Florida

Benefits become available between the 1st and 28th of every month. Distribution date is determined by the 9th and 8th digit of the Florida case number (read backwards), dropping the 10th digit. Cash benefits are distributed the 1st-3rd.

Georgia

From the 5th-23rd of every month based on the last two digits of the client ID number.

Hawaii

On the 3rd and 5th of every month benefits are distributed based on the first letter of the recipient’s last name.

Idaho

Over the first 10 days of the month based on the last digit of the client’s birth year.

Illinois

1st-10th based on the last digit of the head of household’s individual ID number.

Indiana

Benefits will be available from the 5th-23rd based on the first letter of the recipients last name.

Iowa

Over the first 10 days of the month based on the first letter of the recipients last name.

Kanas

Benefits become available over the first 10 days based on the first letter of the client’s last name.

Kentucky

Over the first 19 days of every month benefits are distributed based on the last digit of the client case number.

Louisiana

Based on last digit of SSN, benefits become available during the 1st and 23rd.

Maine

10th-14th based on birthday

Maryland

4th-23rd based on the first 3 letters of recipient’s last name.

Massachusetts

First 14 days of every month benefits are distributed based on SSN.

Michigan

3rd-21st based on the last digit of recipient’s ID number.

Minnesota

4th-13th based on last digit of client case number.

Mississippi

4th-21st based on last two digits of the client case number.

Missouri

Benefits become available over teh first 22 days of the month, based on birth month and last name.


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Montana

Benefits become available on the second day of the month and are available for another 5 days. It is based on the last digit of SNAP eligibility system case number.

Nebraska

1st-5th of every month based on the last digit of the head of household’s SSN.

Nevada

Benefits will be available in the first 10 days of the month based on the head of household’s birth year number.

New Hampshire

1st and 5th of each month.

New Jersey

Over the first 5 days of each month benefits become available based on the 7th digit of the client case number.

New Mexico

Benefits are distributed over 20 days based on the last two digits of SSN.

New York

Benefits are made available based on the last digit of the client case number except for in NYC.

In NYC benefits are distributed over the first 13 days each month that are not Sundays or holidays. The specific dates change from month to month. The release a schedule 6 months at a time outline distribution dates.

North Carolina

3rd-21st based on the last digit of the primary cardholder’s SSN.

North Dakota

Benefits become available on the 1st of every month.

Ohio

Between the 2nd-20th based on the last digit of the recipient’s SNAP case number.

Oklahoma

1st-10th based on the last digit of the recipient’s SNAP case number.

Oregon

1st-9th based on the last digit of the client’s SSN. If the recipient does not have a SSN, benefits will become available on the first on the month.

Pennsylvania

Benefits are distributed over the first 10 business days each month based on the last digit of the case record number.

Rhode Island

On the 1st of every month, benefits become available.

South Carolina

1st-10th based on the last digit of the SNAP case number.

South Dakota

Benefits become available on the 10th of every month.

Tennessee

Benefits are made available based on the last two digits of the head of household’s Social Security number.

Texas

For households granted SNAP after June 1, 2020 benefits are made available between the 16th-28th based on the last two digits of the eligibility determination group number.

For households certified before that date, benefits are available over 15 days starting on the 1st based on the same eligibility criteria.

Utah

Benefits go out on the 5th, 11th, or 15th based on the first letter of the client’s last name.

Vermont

On the 1st of every month, benefits become available.

Virginia

1st-7th based on the last digit of the client case number.

Washington

Benefits become available from the 1st-20th.

West Virginia

Over the first 9 days of the month benefits become available based on the first letter of last name. Cash benefits are available on the 1st of the month.

Wisconsin

Benefits become available over the first 15 days each month based on the eighth digit of SSN.

Wyoming

1st-4th of every month based on the first letter of the recipient’s last name.

 

Keep in mind that if you are looking to apply for SNAP benefits, you need to meet the eligibility requirements set by your state.


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