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SNAP Aid in December: Dates Announced for 2023 Payment Schedule

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) supports low-income individuals and families by providing monthly benefits for purchasing healthy food. 

Administered by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) at the federal level, individual states operate the program, determining eligibility and issuing monthly benefits. 

December 2023 Payout Schedules Across States

As we approach December 2023, it’s essential to understand the SNAP payout schedule to ensure recipients receive timely and critical support. SNAP benefits are calculated based on the Thrifty Food Plan, considering household income, size, and location. 

The average benefit payment varies from the maximum allotments, and recipients are expected to spend about 30% of their resources on food. 

The USDA calculates the percentage by multiplying the household’s monthly net income by 0.3 and subtracting the result from the maximum monthly allotment based on household size.

Once beneficiaries receive their benefits, they can use their Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards at various participating locations, including grocery stores, convenience stores, farmers markets, and online retailers. 

This flexibility ensures recipients can access multiple food options and maintain a balanced and nutritious diet.

Here’s the December 2023 SNAP payout schedule for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Guam, and the US Virgin Islands:

  • Alabama (December 4th-23rd)
  • Alaska (December 1st)
  • Arizona (December 1st-13th)
  • Arkansas (December 4th-13th)
  • California (December 1st-10th)
  • Colorado (December 1st-10th)
  • Connecticut (December 1st-3rd)
  • Delaware (December 2nd-23rd)
  • The District of Columbia (December 1st-10th)
  • Florida (December 1st-28th)
  • Georgia (December 5th-23rd)
  • Guam (December 1st-10th)
  • Hawaii (December 3rd-5th)
  • Idaho (December 1st-10th)
  • Illinois (December 1st-10th and older cases December 1st-20th)
  • Indiana (December 5th-23rd)
  • Iowa (December 1st-10th)
  • Kansas (December 1st-10th)
  • Kentucky (December 1st-19th)
  • Louisiana (December 1st-23rd)
  • Maine (December 10th-14th)
  • Maryland (December 4th-23rd)
  • Massachusetts (December 1st-14th)
  • Michigan (December 3rd-21st)
  • Minnesota (December 4th-13th)
  • Mississippi (December 4th-21st)
  • Missouri (December 1st-22nd)
  • Montana (December 2nd-6th)
  • Nebraska (December 1st-5th)
  • Nevada (December 1st-10th)
  • New Hampshire (December 5th)
  • New Jersey (December 1st-5th)
  • New Mexico (December 1st-20th)
  • New York (December 1st-9th)
  • North Carolina (December 3rd-21st)
  • North Dakota (December 1st)
  • Ohio (December 2nd-20th)
  • Oklahoma (December 1st-10th)
  • Oregon (December 1st-9th)
  • Pennsylvania (December 3rd-14th)
  • Rhode Island (December 1st)
  • South Carolina (December 1st-10th)
  • South Dakota (December 10th)
  • Tennessee (December 1st-20th)
  • Texas (December 1st-28th)
  • Utah (December 5th, 11th and 15th)
  • Vermont (December 1st)
  • Virgin Islands (December 1st)
  • Virginia (December 1st-7th)
  • Washington (December 1st-20th)
  • West Virginia (December 1st-9th)
  • Wisconsin (December 1st-15th)
  • Wyoming (December 1st-4th)

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Navigating December SNAP Payouts

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) supports low-income individuals and families by providing monthly benefits for purchasing healthy food.

As December progresses, it becomes increasingly essential for recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to familiarize themselves with the payout schedules specific to their states. 

This awareness is crucial to ensuring timely access to essential resources that can significantly impact the well-being of individuals and families. 

Recipients can make informed decisions and effectively leverage this vital support system. Ultimately, this knowledge promotes better access to nutritious food options, contributing to communities’ overall health and resilience nationwide.

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