April 15, 2016

The Day You Get Your SNAP (Food Stamps) May be Changing

Households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, also known as Food Stamps, will see a change when their monthly benefits become available on the SNAP benefit card, also called an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.

Currently, all SNAP recipients get benefits on the 1st of the month. Under Staggered Issuance, the day that households get their benefits will be spread out over the first 10 days of the month. Starting July 1, 2016, current SNAP cardholders will receive SNAP benefits according to their assigned issuance date, which is based on the last digit of the cardholder's birth year. This means that most SNAP households will no longer receive their benefits on the 1st of the month. 

For more info, see the flyer below, or visit the Idaho Departement of Health and Welfare's site: http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/FoodCashAssistance/IdahoStaggeredIssuance

Community Action Agencies were established to fight the War on Poverty in 1964. Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership, located at 935 E Lincoln Rd in Idaho Falls serves the nine eastern Idaho counties with services to help low-income individuals become independent and self-sufficient. EICAP is one of over 1,000 Community Action Agencies in the United States that provide services to every county in the nation.