When will I get my SNAP benefits?

We are in the process of updating the SNAP Advocacy Guide, so some of the information is no longer current.  In the meantime, you can read or download a pdf of the 2022 guide from www.masslegalservices.org/FoodStampSNAPAdvocacyGuide

Produced by Patricia Baker and Victoria Negus, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Reviewed January 2020

Your SNAP benefits are put in your EBT account on the same day each month based on the last digit of your Social Security Number.

Last Digit of SSN

Benefit Deposit Date

-0

1

-1

2

-2

3

-3

5

-4

7

-5

8

-6

10

-7

11

-8

13

-9

14

The last digit of your SSN is also how DTA determines your “SNAP month” (also called your cyclical month) for issuing your first amount of benefits.  Your “SNAP month” runs from the day your benefits are deposited to the day before the next month’s benefits will be issued to you.

Example

If your SSN ends in 5, your benefits are deposited on the 8th of the month, and your SNAP month is from March 8th through April 7th.

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