SNAP (Food Stamps) Schedules Live Finance Updates: July 29, 2022
What we covered here
- SNAP for August: California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia
- When grocery prices could start to go down
- Does Vons accept EBT food stamps?
- Do SNAP benefits roll over if unused?
- Here’s what you can buy with SNAP in Texas
- Instacart SNAP access extended to more states
When Tennessee SNAP Benefits Distribute in August 2022
Tennessee EBT card benefits go out from the 1st to the 20th of each month, based on the last two digits of your Social Security number. Here is the Tennessee SNAP deposit schedule for August:
|SSN ends in||Benefits available|
|00-04||1st of the month|
|05-09||2nd of the month|
|10-14||3rd of the month|
|15-19||4th of the month|
|20-24||5th of the month|
|25-29||6th of the month|
|30-34||7th of the month|
|35-39||8th of the month|
|40-44||9th of the month|
|45-49||10th of the month|
|50-54||11th of the month|
|55-59||12th of the month|
|60-64||13th of the month|
|65-69||14th of the month|
|70-74||15th of the month|
|75-79||16th of the month|
|80-84||17th of the month|
|85-89||18th of the month|
|90-94||19th of the month|
|95-99||20th of the month|
When Experts Say Grocery Prices Could Go Back Down
Global food prices have increased by 65% since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization.
When will food prices level off? Although everyone seems to have an opinion, most experts are sticking to the short answer provided in a recent CNBC Select report: “There’s no straight answer on when prices will go down, but it’s not too far off.”
How To Determine When Louisiana SNAP Will Be Sent in August
Louisiana SNAP payments are distributed between the 5th and the 23rd. Elderly or disabled recipients will receive their benefits on the 1st through 4th, however, while all other recipients will receive their SNAP benefits depending on the last two digits of their Social Security number.
You can also check your SNAP benefit schedule on the LifeInCheck EBT mobile app. Go to “My Account,” then click “Benefits Schedule.”
Here’s the August schedule for your Louisiana Purchase Card:
|SSN ends in||Benefits available|
When August SNAP Benefits Disburse in North Carolina
SNAP benefits are deposited according to the last digit of your Social Security number, even if that day is on the weekend or holiday. Here is the August SNAP payment schedule in North Carolina.
|SSN ends in:||Benefits available after 6 a.m. on:|
Does Vons Accept SNAP Payments for Groceries Using EBT Food Stamps?
Vons, an Albertson’s-owned supermarket chain, accepts SNAP EBT at all store locations. You can use EBT to purchase most food items in all Vans stores and for delivery or DriveUp & Go pickup orders from many stores. Hot, ready-to-eat foods and foods meant to be eaten in-store are not eligible in Nevada.
When SNAP Benefits Will Hit Your Virginia EBT Card in August
SNAP Benefits in Virginia go out from the 1st to the 7th of August, based on the last digit of recipients’ case numbers. Benefits are added at 12:01 AM on your scheduled date, even if that date falls on a weekend or holiday.
|Case number ends in:||Benefits available:|
When Massachusetts’ Recipients Will Get SNAP Payments in August
SNAP benefits in the state are deposited to EBT accounts over the first 14 days of each month based on the last digit of your Social Security number.
Here is the Massachusetts SNAP deposit schedule for August 2022:
|SSN ends in:||Benefits available:|
SNAP Benefits: Texas Lone Star Card Schedule for August
|SNAP EDG # Ends In||Benefits Available|
Your EDG number can be found on the TF0001 form the HHSC sent you saying that you’re eligible for SNAP benefits. If you can’t find it, call 800-777-7328.
When To Anticipate SNAP Payments in New York for August
SNAP in New York has two different schedules. Outside of NYC, benefits are sent out over the first nine days of every month based on the last digit of your case number.
Here is the August payment schedule for New York State, excluding the five boroughs of New York City:
|Case Number Ending in:||Deposit Date:|
|0 or 1||August 1st|
Here is the August SNAP schedule for NYC:
|Toe Number:||Payment Date:|
Do Your Unused SNAP Benefits Roll Over Each Month?
Recipients that have remaining money on their EBT card at the end of the month will have those benefits rolled over into the next month, according to the US Department of Agriculture. Therefore, if you don’t use up all benefits in one month, they do not go to waste — you can simply use them the next month or hold on to them for when you need them.
However, it’s important to note that should you not use your EBT card at all for one year, the state will permanently remove SNAP benefits from your EBT account.
When To Anticipate August SNAP (CalFresh) Payments in California
CalFresh, California’s SNAP, provides monthly food assistance to low-income households that meet eligibility guidelines. Benefits are distributed monthly to CalFresh EBT cards.
You can apply for CalFresh benefits online at GetCalFresh.org or by calling the CalFresh Info Line at 877-847-3663. If you qualify for expedited CalFresh benefits, you could receive benefits on the same day or within three days following the date your application is received.
What Purchases Can You Make With SNAP Benefits in Texas?
SNAP in the stat of Texas is administered by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Benefits can be used to purchase most foods at grocery stores and participating retailers, and are deposited monthly onto Texas Lone Star Cards, the state’s version of the EBT card.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service, SNAP benefits can be used to purchase:
- Fruits and vegetables
- Meat, poultry and fish
- Seafood (Lobster and Shellfish)
- Dairy products
- Breads and cereals
- Birthday Cakes
- Gift Baskets (as long as they are 50% edible)
- Snack foods and non-alcoholic beverages including energy drinks
- Seeds and plants, which produce food for the household to eat
When To Anticipate Illinois Link Card Payments in August
The date payments are deposited onto Link Cards depends on the last number of your case number. If your SNAP case was converted from a legacy case, you will keep your legacy availability date of either the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 13th, 17th or 20th.
Benefits for new cases deposit between the 1st and 10th of the month. That schedule is divvied out as follows:
|IES Head of Household Individual Number Ending In:||Newly Approved Case Benefit Availability Dates:|
Instacart Has Extended SNAP EBT Capability to 10 More States
As of July 25, Instacart confirmed SNAP electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card payments could be used to buy groceries on its app in 10 additional states.
Following the expansion, Instacart said it now accepts SNAP EBT payments at more than 60 retailers at 8,000-plus stores and reaches nearly 30 million SNAP beneficiaries, Supermarket News reported.
When Florida SNAP Benefits Distribute in August 2022
SNAP benefits for Florida recipients are sent between the 1st and 28th of the month, based on the 9th and 8th digits of their Florida case number (read backward), dropping the 10th digit.
Here’s how Florida’s food stamp payments for August will be sent out:
|Case number’s 9th and 8th digits are:||Benefits available:|