February SNAP Benefits Coming Early:
Available by January 20 on Your EBT Card
Because of the partial federal government shutdown, we are taking steps to issue February SNAP benefits two weeks early. Your February SNAP benefits will be available in your Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) account no later than Sunday, January 20, 2019.
Please note that your EBT account and card will continue to work in February, regardless of when you access your benefits. In other words, there is no need to access your February SNAP benefits early if you don’t want to. Connecticut and other states are only making them available early as a precaution, at the request of the federal agency that funds SNAP (U.S. Department of Agriculture/Food and Nutrition Service).
It’s important to know that your benefit amount will stay the same. No extra benefits will be provided for February. Please plan your food budget carefully, because if you access your SNAP benefit early, it is going to have to last throughout the month of February.
- For a copy of the information notice being mailed to Connecticut households participating in SNAP, please follow this link.
- For Q&A about the early February benefits, please follow this link.
- For information and background from the Food and Nutrition Service, please follow this link.
Connecticut currently provides SNAP services to over 384,000 individuals in 215,000 households. These numbers include over 133,000 children under the age of 18 and 65,000 individuals age 60 and older.
Thank you from the Department of Social Services.
[updated January 17, 2019; www.ct.gov/snap]
If you're enrolled in SNAP, you can now take care of your
'periodic report form' online! Check out www.ct.gov/dss/snapreportform
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, helps eligible individuals and families afford the cost of food at supermarkets, grocery stores and farmers’ markets.
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SNAP recipients in Connecticut must report when their household’s total monthly gross income goes above 130% of the federal poverty level (FPL). Please follow this link to learn more about income reporting requirements.
Mensaje Importante sobre SNAP
Beneficiarios de SNAP en Connecticut tienen que reportar cuando el total del ingreso bruto mensual de su hogar exceda el 130% del nivel federal de pobreza (FPL) Oprime aquí para obtener más información.