In less than a week, Kentucky beneficiaries will begin experiencing the positive impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP benefits). The money is set to hit their EBT cards right on time, and here is the deposit schedule for you to start planing your next month’s budget.
To qualify for SNAP benefits in Kentucky, residents must meet specific income and household criteria. For instance, a one-person household can receive a maximum of $291, while a household of five may qualify for up to $1,155. Larger households, such as those with eight members, could receive a maximum of $1,751. An additional $219 can be granted for each extra person in the household.
SNAP Benefits in Kentucky: Your February Payment Dates
Between February 1 and February 19, eligible residents in Kentucky will receive food stamps. The distribution of payments is organized on odd days, determined by the last digits of recipients’ case numbers.
To start with the February dates in the state of Kentucky, those food stamp recipients whose case number ends in 1, will receive the payment on February 1st, and then those with number 2 will receive it on the 3rd.
Subsequently, those of number 3 will see the money fall into their accounts on February 5, and those of number four, on February 9. Additionally. the 11th will be the payment date for those of number 5, and February 13th for those with case number ending on 6.
Finally, those with the number 7 will receive their food stamp deposits on February 15th, those with number 8, on the 17th, and the calendar of the month culminates with those with number 9, whose payment date is February 19th.
What Can I Buy With Food Stamps in Kentucky?
SNAP benefits are provided to low-income families and individuals through an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card. This card can be used at participating grocery and convenience stores. Residents in Kentucky can utilize their SNAP EBT cards to purchase a variety of essential food items, including meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, bread, cereals, and more.
Certain restrictions apply to the items you can purchase using SNAP benefits, and they can be broadly categorized as follows:
This category includes household supplies such as cleaning products, paper towels, toiletries, hygiene products, cosmetics, pet food, dishes, and utensils.
SNAP benefits cannot be used to buy non-essential items like tobacco products, alcohol, lottery tickets, live animals (with exceptions for fish and shellfish), and gambling chips.
Hot, ready-to-eat foods meant for immediate consumption are not covered by SNAP benefits. It’s worth noting that some states may have specific programs with exceptions for restaurant meals.