Food stamps distribution in Kentucky is in its final stretch for October, as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) prepares to provide much-needed support to low-income residents over the next four days.
Low-income families in Kentucky, also known as the Bluegrass State awaits for this important SNAP benefits cash that will help them pay their grocery expenses, to bring fresh, nutritious food to their tables. Although the payments began to be sent from October 1, they will continue to be distributed to the different groups until October 19. How are they distributed? Well, in the state of Kentucky, that’s determined by the last digit of the beneficiary’s case number.
Last Rounds of Food Stamps Payments to Be Delivered in Kentucky
As we said before, the food stamps recipients are grouped into a total of 9 payment days. Those whose case number ends in 1, received the payment on October 1, those who end in 2 were paid on day 3. The households with case number ending in 3, received the payment on their EBT cards on the 5th, and those with number 4, well, the deposit arrived on October 7.
The payments continued in order for those who have case number ending on the 5th, who saw their bank account receive the money on October 11th, those of number 6 received their cash on October 13th, and those with number 7, on October 15th. The last two payments are set to be disbursed on October 17th, for the group with case number ending in 8, and the last group, to get their money on October 19th, is that with 9 as case ending number.
Are You Eligible for SNAP Benefits in Kentucky?
For Kentucky residents looking to apply for SNAP benefits, it’s important to understand the program’s requirements. To be eligible, applicants must meet certain income and other criteria, which may vary based on age and specific circumstances. Only U.S. citizens and immigrants who meet specific requirements can receive food benefits, and household members between 18 and 59 years old typically need to participate in work registration, with a few exceptions.
Household resources are also a factor; they must not exceed $2,250 in cash and assets. For households with a member aged 60 or older, this limit is increased to $3,500. Income eligibility is determined by household size, and various factors, such as rent, utilities, child support, and child care costs, can be considered when calculating deductions from household income. Additionally, households with senior citizens or individuals with disabilities may be able to deduct medical expenses.
In certain situations, individuals and families may qualify for expedited SNAP benefits, allowing them to receive support quickly. These circumstances include cases where monthly rent or mortgage costs, along with utilities, exceed the household’s gross monthly income, when the gross monthly income is less than $150, and when resources like cash or bank accounts total $100 or less. SNAP assistance is also available for destitute migrant or seasonal farmworkers.
Maximum SNAP Allotments for the Fiscal Year 2024
In the upcoming fiscal year of 2024, there are adjustments in store for the highest monthly food assistance allowances, contingent on the size of the household. As an illustration, the maximum aid for a household with a single-member household is set to climb from $281 to $291 per month. Simultaneously, a three-member household can anticipate a boost from $740 to $766 per month.
The new values, for the fiscal year that runs from October 1, 2023, through September 30, 2024, are as follows (according to the household’s size):
- 1 person: $291
- 2 people: $535
- 3 people: $766
- 4 people: $973
- 5 people: $1,155
- 6 people: $1,386
- 7 people: $1,532
- 8 people: $1,751
- Each additional person: Add $219