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How Often Do I Get Money On My EBT Card?

How Often Do I Get Money On My EBT Card?

How often do I get money on my EBT card? If you make use of SNAP and find yourself asking this question, you’re not alone. For those who rely on EBT funds to pay for food or other necessities, the timing of payments can be extremely important. So, in today’s guide, we will examine the standard EBT funding schedule, as well as variations based on your specific circumstances.

SNAP payment schedule

When will SNAP funds arrive in my EBT account?

If you receive funds through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the payment schedule is relatively consistent and dependable. According to the Food Industry Association, SNAP benefits adhere to the following schedule:

“Benefits are available [from] the 10th to the 14th of every month based on the last digit of the recipient’s date of birth. Distribution is based on the last digit of each recipient’s Social Security number and distributed over the first 14 days of the month.”

That said, the exact date of payment can vary based on your location. Why? Because SNAP funds are administered by each state, which means that your state government has a certain degree of control over the payment system, despite the fact that SNAP is a federal program.

how often do i get money on my EBT card

State-by-State SNAP Payment Schedule

Here is a breakdown of SNAP’s payment schedule(s) by state:

StateSNAP Payment Schedule
AlabamaThe payment date will range from the 4th to the 23rd of the month, based on the individual case number.  
AlaskaThe primary SNAP payment is made on the first of the month. Smaller payments or reimbursements can occur at any time.
ArizonaSNAP benefits are distributed over the first 13 days of the month based on the first letter of the recipients’ last name (A = 1st, B = 2nd, etc).
ArkansasPayments are made between the 4th and 13th of each month, based on the last two digits of the recipient’s Social Security number.
CaliforniaCalifornia SNAP benefits go between the 1st and 10th of each month, based on the last digit of the recipient’s case number. For example, if the last digit is 1, the payment goes out on the 1st of the month. (0 goes out on the 10th)
ColoradoPayments are distributed on the first ten days of the month based on the last digit of the recipient’s Social Security number.
ConnecticutPayments are distributed on the first three days of the month based on the first letter of the recipient’s last name. 
DelawareSNAP benefits are paid out between the 2nd and 23rd day of each month based on the first letter of the recipient’s last name.
FloridaBenefits are available between the 1st and 28th of every month, based on the 9th and 8th digits of the Florida case number (read backward), dropping the 10th digit.
GeorgiaBenefits are made available from the 5th to the 23rd of every month, based on the last digit of the recipient’s case number. 
HawaiiBenefits are made available on the 3rd and the 5th of every month, based on the first letter of the recipient’s last name.
IdahoBenefits are paid out between the 1st and 10th of each month, according to the last number of the recipient’s birth year (0 = 10th).
IllinoisSNAP benefits are made available on the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 17th, 19th, 21st, and 23rd of every month, based on the type of case and the case name.
IndianaBenefits are made available between the 3rd and 23rd of each month, based on the first letter of the recipient’s last name.
IowaBenefits are made available over the first 10 calendar days of every month, based on the first letter of the client’s last name.
KansasBenefits are made available over the first 10 calendar days of every month, based on the first letter of the client’s last name.
KentuckyBenefits are made available over the first 19 calendar days of every month, based on the last digit of the recipient’s case number.
LouisianaPayments are made between the 1st and 23rd of each month, based on the last digit of the recipient’s Social Security number.
MaineBenefits are available from the 10th to the 14th of every month, based on the last digit of the recipient’s date of birth.
MarylandPayments are made between the 4th and 23rd of each month, based on the first three letters of the recipient’s last name.
MassachusettsDistribution is based on the last digit of each recipient’s Social Security number and distributed over the first 14 days of the month. 
MichiganBenefits are distributed from the 3rd of the month to the 22nd of every month.
MinnesotaBenefits are delivered between the 4th through the 13th of every month, based on the last digit of the recipient’s case number.
MississippiPayments are delivered between the 4th to the 21st of every month, based on the last two digits of the recipient’s case number.
MissouriBenefits are made available over the first 22 days of every month, based on the client’s birth month and last name.
MontanaBenefits are distributed by the last number of the recipient’s case number, from the 2nd to the 6th of every month.
NebraskaNebraska distributes food stamp benefits to individuals during the first 5 calendar days of the month.  The day of distribution is based on the last digit of the Social Security number.
NevadaPayments are delivered between the 1st and 10th days of every month, based on the last digit of the recipient’s birth year.
New HampshireNew Hampshire benefits are available on the 5th of every month for all SNAP recipients. 
New JerseyPayments are available over the first 5 days of the month. The day is based on the last digit of the recipient’s case number.
New MexicoBenefits are made available over 20 days every month, based on the last two digits of the SSN.
New YorkBenefits are delivered during the first 10 days of the month, based on the last digit of the recipient’s case number or Social Security number.
North CarolinaBenefits are delivered between the 1st and 19th of each month, based on the last digit of the recipient’s Social Security number. 
North DakotaBenefits are made available on the first day of every month.
OhioDistribution is a staggered schedule between the first and tenth days of the month.
OklahomaPayments are made between the 1st and 10th of every month, based on the last digit of the recipient’s case number. 
OregonBenefits are delivered between the 1st and 9th of each month, based on the last digit of the recipient’s Social Security number.
PennsylvaniaBenefits are made available over the first 10 business days of every month. 
Rhode IslandBenefits are made available on the first day of every month.
South CarolinaBenefits are made available from the 1st to the 10th of every month, based on the last digit of the SNAP case number.
South DakotaBenefits are made available on the 10th day of every month.
TennesseeBenefits are made available on the first 20 days of the month, based on the last two digits of the recipient’s Social Security number.
TexasBenefits are made available over the first 15 days of the month, based on the last two digits of the client’s SNAP case number.
UtahBenefits are made available on the 5th, 11th, or 15th of every month, based on the first letter of the recipient’s last name.
VermontBenefits are available on the first of every month.
VirginiaRecipients are paid on the 1st, 4th, 7th, and 9th of each month, depending on the last digit of the household’s case number.
WashingtonEBT benefits availability is staggered over the first 10 days of the month based on the last digit of the households’ assistance unit number.
West VirginiaBenefits are made available over the first nine days of every month, based on the first letter of the client’s last name.
WisconsinBenefits are made available over the first 15 days of every month, based on the eighth digit of the client’s SSN.
WyomingFood Stamp benefits are distributed on the first four days of the month, based on the first letter of the recipient’s last name

The Bottom Line

So, how often do I get money on my EBT card? As you can see, the answer can differ based on a variety of factors. However, the main factor is the state in which you live. If you’re still unsure when you will receive your EBT benefits, be sure to contact the SNAP benefit administrators in your district!

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