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SNAP: When will benefits be reloaded this month

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides crucial support for low-income families, ensuring they can purchase food each month. But when exactly does the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card reload with these benefits? The answer varies by state.

SNAP Benefits

In most states, SNAP benefits are deposited on a predetermined day each month, depending on factors such as Social Security number, last name, case number, or account number.

For those wondering when their benefits will be available, the easiest option is to visit the Provider’s website and select the respective state in the “EBT in My State” dropdown tab.

Here’s a rundown of the reload dates for SNAP benefits in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia and U.S. territories:

When EBT Will Reload by State

Here is a rundown of when SNAP benefits will be reloaded by state:

  • Alabama: Between the 4th and 23rd of the month, depending on your case number.
  • Alaska: First day of the month.
  • Arizona: Between the 1st and 13th of the month, depending on the first letter of your last name.
  • Arkansas: Between the 4th and the 13th of the month, based on the last digit of your Social Security number.
  • California: First 10 days of the month, depending on the last digit of your case number.
  • Colorado: Between the 1st and 10th of the month, based on Social Security number.
  • Connecticut: From the 1st to the 3rd of the month, based on the first letter of your last name.
  • Delaware: Loaded over 23 days, beginning with the 2nd day of the month, based on the first letter of your last name.
  • Florida: Between the 1st and 28th of the month, based on the 9th and 8th digits of your case number.
  • Georgia: Between the 5th and 23rd of the month, based on the last two digits of your ID number.
  • Guam: First day of the month.
  • Hawaii: The 3rd and 5th of the month, based on the first letter of your last name.
  • Idaho: During the first 10 days of the month, based on the last number of your birth year.
  • Illinois: On the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 13th, 17th and 20th of the month, based on a combination of the type of case and the case name.
  • Indiana: From the 5th to the 23rd of the month, based on the first letter of your last name.
  • Iowa: During the first 10 days of the month, based on the first letter of your last name.
  • Kansas: During the first 10 days of the month, based on the first letter of your last name.
  • Kentucky: During the first 19 days of the month, based on the last digit of your case number.
  • Louisiana: Between the 1st and the 14th of the month, based on the last digit of your Social Security number.
  • Maine: From the 10th to the 14th of the month, based on the last digit of your birthday.
  • Maryland: From the 4th to the 23rd of the month, based on the first letter of your last name.
  • Massachusetts: During the first 14 days of the month, based on the last digit of your Social Security number.
  • Michigan: From the 3rd to the 21st of the month, based on the last two digits of your ID number.
  • Minnesota: From the 4th to the 13th of the month, based on the last digit of your case number.
  • Mississippi: From the 4th to the 21st of the month, based on the last digit of your case number.
  • Missouri: During the first 22 days of the month, based on your birth month and last name.
  • Montana: Between the 2nd and 6th of the month, based on the last digit of your case number.
  • Nebraska: From the 1st to the 5th of the month, based on the last digit of your head of household’s Social Security number.
  • Nevada: During the first 10 days of the month, based on the last number of your birth year.
  • New Hampshire: The fifth day of the month.
  • New Jersey: During the first 5 calendar days of the month, based on the 7th digit of your case number.
  • New Mexico: During the first 20 days of the month, based on the last two digits of your Social Security number.
  • New York: During the first 9 days of the month, based on the last digit of your case number, except in New York City, where benefits are loaded over 13 days that are not Sundays or holidays.
  • North Carolina: From the 3rd to the 21st of the month, based on the last digit of your Social Security number.
  • North Dakota: The first day of the month.
  • Ohio: From the 2nd to the 20th of the month, based on the last digit of your case number.
  • Oklahoma: From the 1st to the 10th of the month, based on the last digit of your case number.
  • Oregon: From the 1st to the 9th of the month, based on the last digit of your Social Security number.
  • Pennsylvania: During the first 10 business days of the month, based on the last digit of your case record number.
  • Puerto Rico: Between the 4th and 22nd of the month, based on the last digit of your Social Security number.
  • Rhode Island: The first day of the month.
  • South Carolina: During the first 10 days of the month, based on Social Security number, for those who’ve received benefits continuously since before Sept. 1, 2021; otherwise, from the 1st to the 19th of the month, based on the last digit of your case number.
  • South Dakota: The 10th of the month.
  • Tennessee: From the 1st to the 20th of the month, based on the last two digits of your Social Security number.
  • Texas: During the first 15 days of the month, based on the last digit of your Eligibility Determination Group, or EDG, number.
  • Utah: On the 5th, 11th or 15th of the month, based on the first letter of your last name.
  • Vermont: The first day of the month.
  • Virginia: From the 1st to the 9th of the month, based on the last digit of your case

Common Questions about SNAP:

  1. Will P-EBT be reloaded in 2024? Pandemic-EBT assistance ended in 2023, with SNAP emergency allotments being a temporary measure to alleviate the hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 passed by Congress put an end to emergency allotments as of the last issuance in February 2023.
  2. What day is food stamp day in 2024? The food stamp schedule for 2024 is expected to mirror that of 2023, so the food stamp day should remain the same. For more precise information, individuals are encouraged to contact their local chapter.
  3. What is the maximum allotment for a family of four? Maximum allotments for families of four vary based on location and gross income. In the 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C., a family of four typically receives a maximum allotment of $835. However, the amounts differ for Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, ranging from $1,074 to $1,667.

Final Thoughts:

Recipients can use their SNAP benefit card at any SNAP-authorized retailer, including supermarkets, farmers markets, convenience stores, and major retailers like Walmart and Target. Additionally, some online grocery retailers accept SNAP benefits, providing further flexibility for families in need.

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