Updating food stamps
supermarkets and stores that have been approved across the country to process those benefits,” Kevin Concannon, U. undersecretary of agriculture, said in an interview this month. “Depending on how poor the area may be, it may even be higher.” Tellingly, electronic benefits transfer (EBT) transactions processed by retailers jumped 53 percent this year on a same-store sales basis on Black Friday, the kickoff to the U. holiday shopping season, payments processor First Data told Reuters.
EBT includes food stamps and other government benefits like temporary cash assistance for needy families and food assistance for new and expecting mothers.
SNAP Frequently Asked Questions (updated August 2016) This program is designed to raise the nutritional level of low income households.
It enables low-income families to buy nutritious food through Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards.
By some government estimates, up to 16 million people who are not receiving food stamps today could qualify.
For a graphic on growing food stamp use, click on link.reuters.com/huq47g What’s more, unemployed Americans are finding that it takes longer and longer to get work.
Failure to comply with the time requirements for returning the recertification information or failure to attend the scheduled interview can result in denial of benefits.
This closes the case file and requires the recipient to start the application process from the beginning.
This notice contains instructions on how to complete the process and the date by which it must be completed in order to avoid a lapse in benefits.
If you lose benefits after April 1 because you didn’t meet ABAWD requirements, please call DHS right away to learn what you need to do to restart benefits.