Things You Should Know About SNAP
Millions of Americans have been benefitting from food programs for decades. Having enough funds to purchase the right amount of food and groceries is crucial for any family to get the proper nutrition they need. With the SNAP program readily available to any person in need, there’s really no excuse why you and your family shouldn’t get easy access to food and groceries.
What is SNAP?
Formerly known as the Food Stamp program, the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) aims to provide low-income individuals or families with enough funds to purchase food and groceries that they otherwise can’t afford.
How much will I receive from SNAP?
The amount you and your family may receive depends on your State. However, typically, each household is allocated $125 each week per registered person in the household. For example, if you live in a house with 3 registered people, you will receive $375 every week.
How can I apply for SNAP?
You can contact your local SNAP office to apply. Or, if you’re in a hurry, you can apply at online sources where they can help you with the approval process. These services are usually free.
Will I receive cash?
No, you will not receive cash. Each qualified SNAP applicant will receive an EBT card where your funds will be deposited. Once preloaded with funds, you can then use your EBT card like a credit card to purchase food and groceries at your local shops or grocery stores.
How soon will I get my funds?
Once qualified, you will receive your EBT card immediately. It will then take 30 days for it to be preloaded with funds. If you feel that you need your funds sooner, you can apply for emergency funds which can be delivered within 7 days.