SNAP Payment Dates for January in Montana Announced

Are you familiar with SNAP in Montana?  Perhaps you know it by its full name, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.  The program was started in 1964 under President Lyndon B. Johnson as part of the Food Stamp Act.  It is run by the United States Department of Agriculture, with a mission of:

SNAP provides food benefits to low-income families to supplement their grocery budget so they can afford the nutritious food essential to health and well-being.

SNAP benefits are deposited for each recipient each month, to be used at participating locations such as supermarkets.

How To Qualify for SNAP Benefits in Montana

To qualify for benefits from the program in our state, the net income in a single person household may not exceed $1,215 per month.  The amount of those benefits depends upon the household size.  For instance, a single person income home would receive benefits totaling $291 per month.

Montana distributes SNAP payments over a 5-day period each month.

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When To Expect the Next Payments Coming Your Way

According to the Washington Examiner, benefits for Montana recipients will begin in the new year on January 2nd, 2024.  They will be dispersed out until the 6th of January 2024.

Exact dates for the payments are dependent on several different factors.  Payment depends on SNAP case number, account number, social security number or even your last name.  If you would like to find out more about the SNAP program within Montana, you can check the DPHHS website here for details.

9 Facts About Montana Food Stamps You Need To Know

In 2022, there were over 42 million United States residents using SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), formally known as food stamps; Montana ranks 38th in the United States for SNAP participants.

There are certain rules and regulations when it comes to using SNAP, and certain things you can and can not purchase with your SNAP benefits.

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