The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), has confirmed the December SNAP payments. Actually, there are some states that are sending checks on December 1, 2023. For example, Alaska, Vermont, and Rhode Island are sending checks on just one day, December 1.
However, there are other states like Texas or Florida that continue sending SNAP benefits through December 28. The amount of your Food Stamps will depend on the number of people and the area or state where you live.
If you still do not receive SNAP checks, it is time to apply for them. Applying for them is possible to do it online. Those who prefer it can also visit their closest Food Stamps office. Payments can be really high especially if you live in Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
WHO CAN RECEIVE SNAP BENEFITS WORTH $3,166 IN THE USA?
This will be the maximum SNAP allotment for a family of 8 in Hawaii. Do not worry if you live in Hawaii and you are on your own, your payment is also higher than in the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia.
A single person receiving the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program can get up to $527, which is 236 dollars more than in most states. A family of just two members can get more than 900 dollars. The exact amount for a 2-member family is up to $967.
Families with three people living in the same house can obtain a SNAP check worth up to $1,385. Many families have 4 members, so their new amount in Hawaii is up to $1,759.
A five-member family can get checks of up to $2,088 in Hawaii. Do not forget that these amounts are after the 2024 COLA reduction. That means SNAP benefits used to be higher in Hawaii. If you are six your Food Stamps can give you up to $2,506 or $2,770 if you are 7.
WHEN WILL FOOD STAMP BENEFICIARIES IN HAWAII RECEIVE THEIR DECEMBER PAYMENT?
The paydays when SNAP beneficiaries can collect their money in Hawaii will be December 3 and December 5. The thing is, you need to know the way payments are sent to see which of the two you can collect.
The Food Stamps department in Hawaii bases the paydays on the first letter of the beneficiary’s last name. So, that will be the clue to know if your payment will reach your Electronic Benefits Transfer card in Hawaii on December 3 or 5.
For example, if the first letter of your last name is A-I, your SNAP checks will arrive on December 3. On the contrary, if the first letter of your last name is J-Z, your Food Stamps will be ready on December 5.
Do not put it off and apply for SNAP benefits if you live on a low income. It is not healthy to have a poor diet so get some extra cash to bring nutritious food to your table.