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SNAP (Food Stamps) Schedules and Benefits — Live Finance Updates: September 30, 2022

BY CORY DUDAK

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North Carolina Food Stamps Schedule for October 2022

SNAP benefits are deposited on the same day each month, even weekends or holidays. If you don’t have a Social Security number, benefits are paid out on the third day of the month. Here is the October 2022 SNAP payment schedule in North Carolina:

If your SSN ends in:Benefits available after 6 a.m. on:
1Oct. 3
2Oct. 5
3Oct. 7
4Oct. 9
5Oct. 11
6Oct. 13
7Oct. 15
8Oct. 17
9Oct. 19
0Oct. 21

Oklahoma Food Stamps Schedule for October 2022

In Oklahoma, SNAP benefits are distributed between the 1st and 10th of every month, based on the last digit of your case number. Here is the October 2022 deposit schedule:

Case number ends in:Benefits available:
0 -3Oct.1
4 -6Oct. 5
7 -9Oct. 10

When To Expect Louisiana Purchase Card SNAP Benefits

Here’s the October 2022 deposit schedule for Louisiana Purchase Cards:

SSN ends in:Benefits available:
0Oct. 5
1Oct. 7
2Oct. 9
3Oct. 11
4Oct. 13
5Oct. 15
6Oct. 17
7Oct. 19
8Oct. 21
9Oct. 23

Benefits in Louisiana are accessible by 5 a.m. the morning after they are posted. They are posted on the same date every month regardless of the day of the week or whether it’s a holiday or weekend.

Texas October Food Stamps Payments Split Into Two Calendars

October’s 2022 schedule for Texas Lone Star Card SNAP benefits is broken down into two separate calendars. For households certified before June 1, 2020, benefits are made available over the first 15 days of the month:

SNAP EDG # Ends In:Benefits Available:
0Oct. 1
1Oct. 3
2Oct. 5
3Oct. 6
4Oct. 7
5Oct. 9
6Oct. 11
7Oct. 12
8Oct. 13
9Oct. 15

For SNAP households certified after June 1, 2020, benefits are available on a staggered basis between the 16th and the 28th day of the month:

SNAP EDG # Ends In:Benefits Available:
00-03Oct. 16
04-06Oct. 17
07-10Oct. 18
11-13Oct. 19
14-17Oct. 20
18-20Oct. 21
21-24Oct. 22
25-27Oct. 23
28-31Oct. 24
32-34Oct. 25
35-38Oct. 26
39-41Oct. 27
42-45Oct. 28
46-49Oct. 27
50-53Oct. 28
54-57Oct. 16
58-60Oct. 17
61-64Oct. 18
65-67Oct. 19
68-71Oct. 20
72-74Oct. 21
75-78Oct. 22
79-81Oct. 23
82-85Oct. 24
86-88Oct. 25
89-92Oct. 26
93-95Oct. 27
96-99Oct. 28

California (CalFresh) SNAP Schedule for October 2022

Here is the CalFresh EBT deposit schedule for October 2022:

Case # ends in:Benefits available:
1Oct. 1
2Oct. 2
3Oct. 3
4Oct. 4
5Oct. 5
6Oct. 6
7Oct. 7
8Oct. 8
9Oct. 9
0Oct. 10

CalFresh benefits are distributed over the first 10 days of each month, with specific dates determined by the last digit of your case number. Benefits are deposited on the assigned day even if it falls on a weekend or holiday.

Food Stamps: Illinois October Benefits Have Two Schedules

Here is the October 2022 deposit schedule for new cases on the Illinois Link Card system:

IES Head of Household Individual Number Ending In:Newly Approved Case Benefit Availability Dates:
1Oct. 1
2Oct. 2
3Oct. 3
4Oct. 4
5Oct. 5
6Oct. 6
7Oct. 7
8Oct. 8
9Oct. 9
0Oct. 10

Note: Older cases keep their previous availability dates on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 13th, 17th and 20th of the month.

SNAP Recipients To See 12.5% COLA Increase in October

SNAP’s COLA increase starting in October will hike benefits by 12.5%. The increase is designed to help offset this year’s skyrocketing inflation rate, which has been running at its highest level in more than four decades.

To learn more about how this will affect monthly payments, click here.

Massachusetts Food Stamps Schedule for October 2022

Here is the Massachusetts SNAP deposit schedule for October:

SSN ends in:Benefits available:
0Oct. 1
1Oct. 2
2Oct. 4
3Oct. 5
4Oct. 7
5Oct. 8
6Oct. 10
7Oct. 11
8Oct. 13
9Oct. 14

You can instantly check your eligibility for SNAP benefits in Massachusetts by filling out the online screener. After that, you can apply in numerous ways, including filling out the online application through DTA Connect, applying over the phone at 877- 382-2363, or sending your application to your local DTA office by fax, mail or in person.

Ohio Food Stamps Schedule for October 2022

Benefits are deposited onto Ohio Direction Cards between the 2nd and the 20th of every month, based on the last digit of your case number. Here’s the deposit schedule for October 2022:

Case number ends in:Benefits available:
0Oct. 2
1Oct. 4
2Oct. 6
3Oct. 8
4Oct. 10
5Oct. 12
6Oct. 14
7Oct. 16
8Oct. 18
9Oct. 20

You can apply for SNAP benefits online at Benefits.Ohio.gov or submit an application to your county Department of Job and Family Services office. You can also file a SNAP application through your local Ohio Benefit Bank website.

Georgia Food Stamps Schedule for October 2022

In Georgia, food stamps benefits are sent by the 23rd of each month. Here is Georgia’s October 2022 SNAP payment schedule:

ID # ends in:Benefits available:
00-09Oct. 5
10-19Oct. 7
20-29Oct. 9
30-39Oct. 11
40-49Oct. 13
50-59Oct. 15
60-69Oct. 17
70-79Oct. 19
80-89Oct. 21
90-99Oct. 23

Beware These Common Social Security Scams

The Social Security Administration (SSA) states that if there is a problem with any aspect of your number, account, etc., they will mail you a letter first. It’s important to remember that Social Security employees will never threaten you for information or promise a benefit in exchange for your money or personal information.

The Social Security Administration says to look out for:

  • A caller saying there is a problem with your SSN or account.
  • Any call asking you to pay a fine or debt with retail gift cards, wire transfers, prepaid debit cards, internet currency or by mailing cash.
  • Scammers pretending they’re from U.S. or another government agency. Caller ID or documents sent by email may look official but they are not.

To find out more, click here.

Virginia Food Stamps Schedule for October 2022

Here is Virginia’s SNAP deposit schedule for October 2022:

Case number ends in:Benefits available:
0-3Oct. 1
4-5Oct. 4
6-9Oct. 7

SNAP benefits are deposited on the first, fourth and seventh of every month based on the last digit of your case number. The payments are added at 12:01 a.m. on your scheduled date, even if that date falls on a weekend or holiday.

SNAP Emergency Allotment Payments Extend to October in These States

As of Sept. 23, 2022, the USDA had granted waivers to the following states to extend their emergency allotments through October 2022:

  • Alabama
  • District of Columbia
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

For further details, updates and to distinguish which benefits have been extended in your state, be sure to visit the USDA page for emergency allotments.

New York Food Stamps Schedule for October 2022

New York residents outside of New York City get their SNAP benefits during the first nine days of the month, based on case number. Here is the October 2022 payment schedule for New York State, excluding the five boroughs of New York City:

Case Number Ending In:Deposit Date:
0 or 1Oct. 1
2Oct. 2
3Oct. 3
4Oct. 4
5Oct. 5
6Oct. 6
7Oct. 7
8Oct. 8
9Oct. 9

In NYC, benefits are sent out during the first two weeks of each month, excluding Sundays and holidays. The actual dates change from one month to the next, but the city’s SNAP agency publishes a six-month schedule showing the exact dates for each month. You can check your current schedule on the phone by calling 888-328-6399 and providing your 19-digit card number:

Toe Number:Payment Date:
0Oct. 1
1Oct. 3
2Oct. 4
3Oct. 5
4Oct. 6
5Oct. 7
6Oct. 11
7Oct. 12
8Oct. 13
9Oct. 14

Florida Food Stamps Schedule for October 2022

Florida’s October schedule uses a staggered disbursement system throughout the month, based on the last two digits of your SNAP case number, to determine when food stamps benefits will be sent:

Case number’s 9th and 8th digits are:Benefits available:
00-03Oct. 1
04-06Oct. 2
07-10Oct. 3
11-13Oct. 4
14-17Oct. 5
18-20Oct. 6
21-24Oct. 7
25-27Oct. 8
28-31Oct. 9
32-34Oct. 10
35-38Oct. 11
39-41Oct. 12
42-45Oct. 13
46-48Oct. 14
49-53Oct. 15
54-57Oct. 16
58-60Oct. 17
61-64Oct. 18
65-67Oct. 19
68-71Oct. 20
72-74Oct. 21
75-78Oct. 22
79-81Oct. 23
82-85Oct. 24
86-88Oct. 25
89-92Oct. 26
93-95Oct. 27
96-99Oct. 28

Click here to learn more about Florida SNAP benefits and payments.

Will Florida Walmart Stores Be Open Amid Hurricane Ian?

Across the state of Florida, retailers prepared for the worst from Hurricane Ian. According to The New York Times, Hurricane Ian was one of the strongest storms ever to hit Florida, and retailers — including Walmart — announced temporary closures to ensure the safety of employees and customers.

The retailer has closed more than 240 Sam’s Club and Walmart stores, according to an updated map on its website. Walmart says that this map will continue to update to give users the most up-to-date information available. 

To learn more, click here to continue reading.

White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health Announces Food Stamps Eligibility Expansion

The White House held the Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health on Sept. 28 to address hunger and diet-related diseases — the first such conference in 50 years.

The administration also announced a national strategy organized around five pillars.

“The Biden-Harris Administration envisions an America where no one wonders whether they will have enough money to put food on the table, where the healthy food choice is the easier choice, and where everyone has the same opportunity to be physically active,” the White House statement read, in part.

To learn more about what was outlined during the conference, continue reading.

Social Security Schedule: October 2022

Because SSI recipients were issued two checks in September, no check will be sent in October. For all other Social Security recipients, October payments will follow the normal schedule:

  • If your birth date is on the 1st-10th, payment distributes Oct. 12.
  • If your birth date is on the 11th-20th, payment distributes Oct. 19.
  • If your birth date is on the 21st-31st, payment distributes Oct. 26.

The average Social Security benefit for 2022 is $1,657 a month, CNET reported. That amount is expected to increase substantially in 2023 thanks to this year’s high inflation rate. The latest estimate for the 2023 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is 8.7%, according to The Senior Citizens League, a non-partisan seniors advocacy group.

To find out more, click here.

When Do SNAP (Food Stamp) Benefits Send in October?

SNAP deposit schedules depend on individual states. Payments are made on the same dates monthly and usually distributed according to the last numbers of your identification number for the program.

States also have different rules regarding payment days that fall on weekends or holidays. You can find different payment schedules on this USDA page or check with your state’s SNAP agency.

Click here to learn more or continue tuning in to this live blog for new state schedules.

Are Florida Social Security Offices Open During Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian remained a destructive force in Florida early Thursday after making landfall in the southwestern part of the state on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 28.

The massive storm caused government agencies, including Social Security offices, to close, cancel or suspend numerous services. Nearly three dozen Social Security field offices were closed as of late Wednesday, according to the Social Security Administration website. As of early Thursday morning, however, the Social Security website stated that all Florida offices were open. To confirm that your local office is open, call 800-772-1213.

For more information, click here to continue reading.

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