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Food Stamp Benefit Distribution Date Changes Coming in September

Food Stamp Benefit Distribution Date Changes Coming in September

July 11, 2012

Food Stamp Benefit Distribution Date Changes Coming in September
Client’s Food Stamp Benefits Will Now Be Distributed Over a 19-Day Cycle

SNAP (Food Stamp) recipients will soon experience a change in the timing of their monthly benefit. Starting in September, the State will move to a 19-day distribution cycle instead of the 10-day cycle used in the past. Rather than clients receiving their benefits between the 5th and the 14th of each month, they will receive them between the 5th and the 23rd of each month.

Food stamp benefit amounts will not change as a result of this new process. During the month of August recipients will receive half of their benefits on their old issuance date and half of their benefits on their new date. Benefits will continue to be distributed based on the last two digits of the Client ID for the Head of Household.

The Client ID is a unique number assigned to each Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) client when applying for food stamps. The Client ID is printed on all new EBT cards and can be found on all notices received from DFCS. The chart below can be used to determine the new benefit availability date. If assistance is needed with obtaining a Client ID, please contact a DFCS Call Center at 1-877-423-4746.

 

Last 2 digits
of your Client ID

00-09

10-19

20-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

60-69

70-79

80-89

90-99

Old deposit Date

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

11th

12th

13th

14th

New deposit Date

5th

7th

9th

11th

13th

15th

17th

19th

21st

23rd

 

Example: 

Client ID 123456789 – last 2 digits are 89

  • July benefits on old date of July 13th
  • August benefits – half Aug 13th & half Aug 21st
  • September benefits on new date of Sept 21st

Customers are encouraged to sign up at “My Alerts” and receive a “text” message on their cell phone, a voice mail or an e-mail each time SNAP benefits are deposited. To sign up, customers can go to www.ebtaccount.jpmorgan.com  and click on “My Alerts” or call 1-888-421-3281.

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