March 2019 Food Stamps: What’s the Plan?!

(Last Updated On: March 9, 2019)

Wondering what’s going to happen with food stamps in March 2019? You’re not alone! Since the last food stamps disbursement was made at the end of January, many households have long since run out of food stamps funds and struggling to feed their families.

Fortunately, we found a helpful PDF on the USDA website that explains what the current plan is for March 2019’s food stamps disbursements across all 50 states. The plan was written for SNAP retailers but since many states are failing to communicate with their low income families, we decided to share this information on our platform.

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Food stamps will be disbursed on March 1, 2019 for the following states:

  • Alaska
  • California
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Alabama

In Alabama, the disbursement date usually varies depending on the last two numbers of your case number. However, all Alabama households will receive their March 2019 food stamps on March 4, 2019. In April, the disbursement will happen on April 13 for households who usually receive their food stamps between the 14th and 23rd. It is assumed that regular disbursement dates will resume in May.

Alaska

The state of Alaska is disbursing funds on the first.

Arizona

Arizona will disburse food stamps between the 1st and 6th of March. Usually, they disburse food stamps based on the first letter of the client’s last name. If you usually receive your food stamps after the 6th, you will receive them on the 6th instead.

Arkansas

Arkansas will disburse benefits for all households on March 4th.

California

The state of California is disbursing food stamps on March 1.

Colorado 

Households in Colorado will receive their food stamps on their usual disbursement dates. Colorado issues food stamps depending on the last digit of the recipient’s Social Security Number.

Connecticut

Connecticut is returning to a normal disbursement schedule. Normally, Connecticut food stamps are disbursed between the first and third of March.

Delaware

Delaware is slowly returning to their original food stamps disbursement schedule. In March, food stamps will be disbursed on March 4. In April, they will be disbursed on April 13.

District of Columbia (DC)

The District of Columbia will issue March’s food stamps allotment on February 26, 2019. It is unclear what they will do with April’s payment.

Florida

Florida is dividing their food stamps disbursement into two payments in March 2019. This is intended to ease the strain that many households have experienced due to shifting disbursement dates. They will issue half of each household’s food stamps allotment on March 1. They will issue the remaining funds on the normal issuance date, between March 1 and 28.

Georgia

Like Florida, Georgia is dividing half of their food stamps allotment between two payment dates. Each food stamps household will receive half of their food stamps allotment on March 2 and the other half of their food stamps on their normal schedule date (between March 5-23).

Hawaii

Hawaii will stagger their food stamps disbursements between March 3 and 5.

Idaho

Idaho is returning to their normal schedule. Their food stamps disbursements will be made between March 1-10, 2019.

Illinois

Food stamps will be disbursed on the first in Illinois.

Indiana

The state of Indiana is dividing everyone’s food stamps into two disbursements. Each household will receive half of their food stamps on February 22 and the other half will be disbursed between March 1-20, 2019.

Iowa

It is true that Iowa will return to their normal disbursement schedule. All households will receive their full allotment on their normal date, between March 1-10.

Kansas

Food stamps will be disbursed on the first in Kansas.

Kentucky

To help alleviate the burden of waiting long periods of time without benefits, Kentucky will issue all March payments on March 1. They will stagger April’s disbursements between April 1-10.

Louisiana

All food stamps households in Louisiana will receive their food stamps on either March 1 or 2.

Maine

All households in Maine will receive their food stamps on March 3.

Maryland

The households in Maryland will receive their food stamps disbursement on March 6.

Massachusetts

The food stamps allotments will be disbursed between March 1-4 for all households in Massachusetts.

Michigan

The state of Michigan has announced that all households will receive their March disbursements between March 3-5, 2019. In April, disbursements will be made between April 3-12.

Minnesota

All households in Minnesota will receive their food stamps between March 4-6.

Mississippi

All SNAP households in Mississippi will receive their food stamps on March 4. In April, food stamps will be disbursed on April 12.

Missouri

Normally, Missouri issues their food stamps between the 1st and 22nd of each month. It appears that Missouri is immediately returning to their normal food stamps schedule for March 2019.

Montana

In Montana, all food stamps will be disbursed on March 2.

Nebraska

Food stamps will be disbursed on the first in Nebraska.

Nevada

The state of Nevada is disbursing food stamps on the first of March.

New Hampshire

Since they usually disburse food stamps on the 5th of each month, New Hampshire is immediately resuming their usual schedule for March 2019.

New Jersey

In New Jersey, you’ll get your food stamps on the first.

New Mexico

New Mexico will issue all their food stamps disbursements on the first of March. In April, however, disbursements will be made between the 1st and 10th.

New York

In New York, it depends on where you live within the state. New York City residents will receive their full March disbursement within the first seven days of March. Upstate residents will receive their food stamps on March 1st or 2nd.

North Carolina

In an effort to make things easier for low income families, North Carolina has decided to issue all March food stamps on March 3, 2019. In April, disbursements will be made on April 12 for households who usually receive their food stamps on or after the 12th of the month. Households who usually receive food stamps on the 1st-11th will receive their funds on their normal date.

North Dakota

In North Dakota, you’ll get your food stamps on the first.

Ohio

In Ohio, all food stamps will be split into two disbursements. Households will receive half of their food stamps on February 22 and the rest on their normal issuance date (March 2-20).

Oklahoma

In Oklahoma, food stamps will be sent out on the first.

Oregon

You’ll get your food stamps on the first in Oregon!

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania usually staggers their food stamps disbursements over the first 10 business days of the month. They will return to this food stamps schedule in March 2019.

Rhode Island

The state of Rhode Island is disbursing funds on the first.

South Carolina

All South Carolina households will receive their food stamps on the fifth.

South Dakota

All food stamps households in South Dakota will receive their benefits on the 10th.

Tennessee

If you live in Tennessee and you normally receive your food stamps on or after the 7th of the month, you’ll receive your March 2019 food stamps on March 6. If you usually receive your food stamps in the first five days of the month, you’ll receive them on your usual issuance date.

Texas

In Texas, food stamps will be sent out in the first 10 days of the month.

Utah

In Utah, all food stamps households will receive their funds on March 5.

Vermont

Food stamps will be sent on March 1 in Vermont.

Virginia

Virginia will receive food stamps on the first.

Washington

In Washington, March 2019 food stamps funds will be issued between March 2-11.

Washington DC

Washington DC is sending food stamps early, on February 26.

West Virginia

In West Virginia, food stamps will be disbursed on the first.

Wisconsin

Households in Wisconsin will receive their SNAP funds on the first.

Wyoming

Since Wyoming usually issues food stamps between March 1 and 4, they are immediately returning to their usual issuance date.



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