Food Stamps: When to expect SNAP benefits in every state

Millions of Americans each month receive food stamp SNAP benefits, but when the receive the benefits differs from state to state.

grocery aisle filled with food stamp eligible items to use an EBT card on

Funding for food stamps is given by the U.S. federal government.

Food stamps are run on a state level.


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Many states issue payments using an EBT card, but some states choose to use their own cards.

One state that does this is California.

When can I expect my food stamps?

This information was first reported by Marca.

  • Alabama, between the 4th and 23rd
  • Alaska, the 1st
  • Arizona, between the 1st and 13th
  • Arkansas, between the 4th and 13th
  • California, between the 1st and 10th
  • Colorado, between the 1st and 10th
  • Connecticut, between the 1st and 3rd
  • Delaware, between the 2nd and 23rd
  • Florida, between the 1st and 28th
  • Georgia, between the 5th and 23rd

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  • Guam, the 1st
  • Hawaii, the 3rd and 5th
  • Idaho, between the 1st and 10th
  • Illinois, the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 13th, 17th and 20th
  • Indiana, between the 5th and 23rd
  • Iowa, between the 1st and 10th
  • Kansas, between the 1st and 10th
  • Kentucky, between the 1st and 10th
  • Louisiana, between the 1st and 14th
  • Maine, between the 10th and 14th
  • Maryland, between the 4th and 23rd
  • Massachusetts, between the 1st and 14th
  • Michigan, between the 3rd and 21st
  • Minnesota, between the 4th and 13th
  • Mississippi, between the 4th and 21st
  • Missouri, between the 1st and 22nd
  • Montana, between the 2nd and 6th
  • Nebraska, between the 1st and 5th
  • Nevada, between the 1st and 10th
  • New Hampshire, the 5th

  • New York, between the 1st and 9th
  • North Carolina, between the 3rd and 21st
  • New Mexico, between the 1st and 20th
  • North Dakota, the 1st
  • New Jersey, between the 1st and 5th
  • Ohio, between the 2nd and 20th
  • Oklahoma, between the 1st and 10th
  • Oregon, between the 1st and 9th
  • Pennsylvania, between the 1st and 10th
  • Puerto Rico, between the 4th and 22nd
  • Rhode Island, the 1st
  • South Carolina, unreported
  • South Dakota, the 10th
  • Tennessee, between the 1st and 20th
  • Texas, between the 1st and 15th
  • Utah, the 5th, 11th, and 15th
  • Vermont, the 1st
  • Virginia, between the 1st and 9th
  • Washington, unreported
  • Washington DC, between the 1st and 10th
  • West Virginia, between the 1st and 9th
  • Wisconsin, between the 1st and 15th
  • Wyoming, between the 1st and 4th