How to Access Your SNAP (Food Stamps) and What You Can Buy 

When SNAP benefits are Available

SNAP  benefits are automatically added to your SNAP EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) account if your application is approved. 

For every month that you receive SNAP benefits, your benefits will be automatically deposited into your EBT account based on the first letter of your last name. SNAP benefits will be available on your assigned day even if it's a holiday or weekend. 

Last Name Starts With      
A-G
 H-O
 P-Z
Date Available
5th
 11th
 15th

Buying Groceries - How to Use the SNAP EBT Card

You can use your EBT card like a debit card at most stores that sell food.

Keep your receipt to show the amount of your purchase and the amount of money left in your EBT account and for your records in case there are questions or problems with your account. 

What You Can Buy with SNAP

Households CAN us SNAP to buy unprepared food. 

Food for the household to eat, such as: 

What You Cannot Buy with SNAP 

Households CANNOT use SNAP to buy: 

Avoid SNAP Trafficking 

Trading or selling your SNAP benefits or your EBT card for cash, non-eligible items, or services is known as "trafficking" and is illegal. 

Selling or trading your SNAP benefits or the EBT card could result in the loss of your benefits and criminal penalties.