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Dates of SNAP January Payments by State

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Jan 5, 2024
Dates of SNAP January Payments by State

The dates for SNAP payments to households in the United States and its territories have been announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Every October 1st, the start of the fiscal year, sees adjustments to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. However, not every recipient will receive their allowance on the same day; the timing of the money’s transfer into your bank account depends on several factors.

Since the federal government administers SNAP, each state is in charge of determining eligibility requirements and processing payments. The date that benefits are paid out also depends, in many states, on the case number of the individual or household. For instance, in Alabama, funds are disbursed based on case numbers between January 4 and January 23.

Payments in Arizona are made according to the initial letter of the last name; individuals whose surnames start with A, B, or C receive their money earlier than those whose surnames start with X, Y, or Z. All SNAP benefits are paid on the same day in certain states, such as Rhode Island and Alaska.

The Payment Dates for Each State and Territory Are as Follows:

  • Alabama: from January 4 through January 23
  • Alaska: First of January
  • Arizona: from January 1 through January 13
  • Arkansas: 4–13 January
  • California: from January 1 through January 10
  • Colorado: from January 1 through January 10
  • Connecticut: January 1–3.
  • Delaware: January 2–23
  • Washington, DC: January 1 through January 10
  • Florida: from January 1 through January 28
  • Georgia: January 5–23
  • Guam: January 1–10.
  • Hawaii: January 3 to 5
  • Idaho: January 1–10
  • Illinois: from January 1 through January 10
  • Indiana: January 5–23
  • Iowa: From January 1 through January 10
  • Kansas: from January 1 through January 10
  • Kentucky: from January 1 through January 19
  • Louisiana: from January 1 through January 23
  • Maine, January 10–14
  • Maryland: from January 4 through January 23
  • Massachusetts: from January 1 through January 14
  • Michigan: January 3–21
  • Minnesota: January 4–13
  • Mississippi: January 4–21
  • Missouri: January 1–22
  • Montana: January 2–6
  • Nebraska: from January 1 to January 5
  • Nevada: from January 1 through January 10
  • January 5, New Hampshire
  • January 1–5, New Jersey
  • January 1–20 in New Mexico
  • New York City: January 1–9.
  • Raleigh, North Carolina: January 3–21
  • North Dakota: the first of January
  • Ohio: January 2–20
  • Oklahoma: January 1–10
  • Oregon: January 1–9.
  • Pennsylvania: January 3–14
  • January 4–January 22 in Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island: First of January
  • South Carolina: from January 1 through 10
  • January 10 in South Dakota
  • Tennessee: from January 1 to January 20
  • Texas: from January 1 through January 28
  • January 5, 11, and 15 in Utah
  • Virgin Islands: the first of January
  • Vermont: First of January
  • Virginia: January 1–7
  • Washington: from January 1 through January 20
  • West Virginia: January 1–9.
  • Wisconsin: from January 1 to January 15
  • Wyoming: January 1–4.

SNAP is intended to help low- and no-income households obtain adequate nutrition through food, with a primary focus on enabling vulnerable populations, such as the elderly and people with disabilities, to have access to food for themselves and their families. A household’s total income determines how much financial aid they receive; larger households are eligible for higher amounts based on their income.

The monthly income of the household, which includes earnings from employment and other sources like Social Security payments, child support, unemployment insurance, and cash assistance, is evaluated to determine eligibility for SNAP.

The household’s assets, such as money saved in a regular account, are also taken into account during the assessment. Other resources that are difficult to get to, like real estate, personal possessions, and retirement savings are not factored into the eligibility.

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