SNAP Schedule: When Access Oklahoma Cardholders Receive Food Stamps in February 2023
SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, provides monthly nutrition benefits to households that meet eligibility guidelines. In Oklahoma, SNAP is administered by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) and benefits are deposited following the same monthly schedule into SNAP accounts, which are linked to Access Oklahoma Cards.
To receive SNAP benefits in Oklahoma, the OKDHS states your household must meet income standards and work requirements. You can apply online at OKDHSLive.org or submit a completed paper application to your local DHS Human Services Center. Forms are available online and in local offices, as well.
In Oklahoma, benefits are sent out over three days — the 1st, 5th and 10th — based on the last digit of your case number. Here’s the February 2023 Oklahoma SNAP schedule:
|Case number ends in:||Benefits available:|
|0 -3||Feb. 1st|
|4 -6||Feb. 5th|
|7 -9||Feb. 10th|
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SNAP benefits are used to purchase most food items at authorized locations, like grocery stores, some retail locations and even online. Use the USDA’s SNAP Retail Locator to locate nearby SNAP-authorized retailers or check for approved online retailers. You Access Oklahoma Card can be used at farmers’ markets participating in the Double Up Oklahoma program. This state program matches the value of SNAP dollars (up to $20 per day) spent at farmers’ markets and grocery stores. You can check the website to find participating locations near you.
SNAP benefits can be used to purchase:
- Fruits and vegetables
- Meat, poultry and fish
- Dairy products
- Breads and cereals
- Snack foods and non-alcoholic beverages
- Seeds and plants, which produce food for the household to eat
However, the U.S. Department of Agriculture does have restrictions on how your SNAP dollars are spent. Among the items you can’t buy with SNAP benefits are alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, vitamins, medicines, supplements, live animals and nonfood items.
Access Oklahoma Cards come with additional perks, including discounts on certain products and services. Oklahoma SNAP recipients can sign up for an Amazon Prime EBT discounted subscription half-off, which is $6.99 per month. Your EBT card can also be used for free or discounted admission to hundreds of museums, aquariums and zoos across the U.S. In addition, the Federal Lifeline Program provides free or low-cost landline or cell phone service to EBT cardholders.
These aren’t the only available discounts. For more information, look online for discounts or free services available to SNAP recipients in Oklahoma.
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