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SNAP: Payment dates by state and amounts for December 2023

December is almost over but there are still SNAP payments that have yet to go out. Find out where recipients will still get a December 2023 payment.

SNAP: Payment dates for December 2023
KAMIL KRZACZYNSKIREUTERS

The United States has various economic assistance initiatives for low-income people, among them the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, popularly known as SNAP coupons.

Through SNAP, the federal government provides financial assistance by issuing food stamps on a monthly basis to those who struggle to put food on their tables. The amount of the coupons is deposited to an electronic benefit transfer debit card that is accepted in various stores, markets on wheels, and selected supermarkets.

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SNAP coupon amounts for December

Every year, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) increases monthly SNAP coupon payments thanks to the cost of living adjustment (COLA). The COLA increases the amount of payments at the same rate as current inflation, so that the beneficiaries do not see a decrease in their purchasing power when inflation is high. This is also what happens with Social Security payments.

According to the USDA, the increase in the COLA for 2024 is 3.2%, the same that came into effect on Oct. 1. With this, the maximum amount that will be received by an individual will increase from $281 to $291. That said, this is the table with the maximum benefit that can be received in December, according to the number of members of a household:

  • 1 member: $291
  • 2 members: $535
  • 3 members: $766
  • 4 members: $973
  • 5 members: $1,155
  • 6 members: $1,386
  • 7 members: $1,532
  • 8 members: $1.1751
  • Each additional member: +$219

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Payment dates by state for December

Although SNAP coupons are a form of financial aid provided by the federal government, the administration of the program falls under the state government. Therefore, eligibility requirements and dates to receive the assistance vary from state to state.

Here is the list of payment dates for SNAP coupons by state for December:

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

Besides restrictions on where SNAP benefits recipients can use their EBT card to purchase products, there are also restrictions on what kinds of products can be purchased using the EBT card. Find out what you can and cannot buy with SNAP benefits.

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