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Food Stamp schedule for June of this year

SNAP benefits, better known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps, are disbursed once per month.

produce section in a grocery store filled with food stamp eligible items

These benefits help low income families purchase food for their household.

Benefits are loaded onto an EBT card once per month.

When will I get my food stamp SNAP benefits?

The EBT cards are electronic benefit transfer cards.

You can only use these cards to purchase items approved for food stamp use.

When you’ll see your benefits depends on your state.

Many states choose to use the last numbers of an EBT ID.

Stores take SNAP benefits online

Others will use calendar days to send benefits.

If you end up with your payment date being on a weekend or holiday, you’ll see a deposit after that date.

Your specific state will have the rules available through their SNAP offices.

Exact date benefits are paid out in each state

What can I get with my food stamps?

  • Produce
  • Meat
  • Poultry
  • Fish
  • Dairy items
  • Bread
  • Cereal
  • Snacks
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Seeds
  • Plants that grow food
  • Energy drinks with nutrition labels

What can I not purchase with food stamps?

  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Liquor
  • Cigarettes
  • Tobacco
  • Vitamins
  • Medication
  • Supplements
  • Live animals
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