The purpose of the United States’ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is to provide financial assistance to needy Americans to ensure their nutrition.
SNAP has a national fund to distribute each month through an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.
Some businesses and stores that sell food allow payment with an EBT card. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) increases SNAP contributions each year based on the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA).
On the first day of October last year, it was decided that the 2024 COLA would increase by 3%. With this added value, Americans will be able to charge a limit of $291.00 USD.
Families with two persons receive $535.00 USD and where there are three citizens the amount to be paid is $766.00 USD. Families with four members receive $973.00 USD and families with five residents receive $1,155.00 USD.
Households with six residents are entitled to $1,386.00 USD and with seven, they can reach $1,532.00 USD. $1,751.00 USD for up to eight family members and $219.00 USD for each additional person.
SNAP contributions come from the federal budget, but are adjusted from different states across the country. On the first day of January, this financial aid was distributed to Alaska, North Dakota, Rhode Island and Vermont.
From January 1 to 3, it is paid in Connecticut and by the 4th of the same month, the money arrives in Wyoming. Dollars are issued in Nebraska and New Jersey between January 1 and 5.
The population of Virginia receives money from the first day of January to the seventh day of the same month. In New York, Oregon and West Virginia, payments are made from January 1 to January 9.
In California, South Carolina, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Nevada, Oklahoma and the Capital District, it is charged between January 1 and 10. From January 1 to 13, the financial resources are deposited in Arizona and by the 14th they are received in Massachusetts.
The period between the 1st and 15th of the first month of 2024 is to collect in Wisconsin and until the 19th they pay in Kentucky. From January 1 to 20, residents of New Mexico, Tennessee and Washington receive food stamps.
Missouri receives these benefits between the 1st and 22nd of the current month, and they are received one day later in Louisiana. Florida and Texas have a period from January 1 to 28 to receive financial resources.
In Montana, it is favored between the 2nd and 6th of this month, and from the 2nd to the 20th, Ohio is charged. In Delaware the payment period is between January 2nd and 23rd and in Hawaii it is the collection period from the 3rd to the 5th.
The state of Pennsylvania has access to financial aid from January 3 to 14. Financial aid is available from January 3 to 21 in North Carolina and Michigan.
Between January 4 and 13 it is paid in Arkansas and Minnesota, while in Mississippi it is from 4 to 21 dollars. Alabama and Maryland collect between January 4th and 23rd and payment is made in New Hampshire on the 5th.
Eligible people in Georgia and Indiana can receive benefits from the 5th to the 23rd, and in Utah they wait until the 5th, 11th and 15th to collect. South Dakota instituted its payments on January 10 and decided to distribute SNAP from the 10th to the 14th of May, the first month of the year.