SNAP benefits are currently being allocated to beneficiaries in California. And this will continue until the 10th day of the month. Around 500,000 people get food stamps in Colorado and benefits are allocated based on the last digit of recipients' Social Security Number. Food stamps are sent out to eligible recipients in Idaho and Nevada in the first 10 days of the month and these are allocated based on the last number of their birth year. Meanwhile, in Iowa and Kansas, SNAP benefits are sent out over the first 10 days of the month based on claimants' surnames. Around 600,000 Oklahomans currently receive food stamps and these benefits are sent based on the last digit of their case number. South Dakotans will get their food stamps on March 10th, and in Washington DC, benefits are issued based on the first letter of recipients’ surname. Food stamps are loaded directly onto beneficiaries' EBT cards. EBT cards can be used in a similar way to a debit card, in which food may be purchased at authorized retail food stores.

SNAP beneficiaries may also be able to use their food stamps at some fast-food restaurants across the country. At least six states are recognized by the US Department of Agriculture as participants in a scheme known as the Restaurant Meals Program. Arizona, California, Maryland, Michigan, Rhode Island, and Virginia are the current states allowing members into this program. Illinois is also piloting a restaurant meals program in DeWitt County, as well as in select zip codes in Cook County. Current participating restaurants in this program include Burger King, KFC, McDonald’s, and Wendy’s, but this varies state-by-state. Americans must apply for SNAP in the state in which they live, as well as meet certain bank balance limits. SNAP households are expected to spend about 30 percent of their own resources on food.

As for the most recent list of states where emergency SNAP benefits have been extended for March 2022, you can check out my latest video, where I go into further detail on that. In summary, at least 30 states have been approved to continue sending beneficiaries a minimum of $95, which serves to supplement recipients’ monthly benefits. In other news, one trick I recently discovered that I wanted to share with you guys. For those of you who wish to have the convenience of viewing your EBT benefits on the go, you can download the free ebtEDGE mobile app. The ebtEDGE mobile app is available in both the Google Play and Apple Stores. Just search for EBTEDGE and look for the egg icon. Benefits available for viewing include items such as your account balance, deposit history, transaction history, to report a lost, stolen or damaged card, to request a replacement EBT card, to select an initial PIN or to choose a new PIN, to view your benefit schedule, and lastly to locate SNAP retailers near your location. You can also view this information on a computer or tablet at their website at And finally, your last option is to simply call Customer Service at 1.800.604.5099.

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