Georgia residents that are Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) beneficiaries are about to receive their monthly deposits in less than a week. The food stamps program in the peach state sends the payments between the 5th and the 23rd of each month, and the final round of deposits will be scheduled, precisely, for August 23rd, with no particular delays or problems projected.
The SNAP initiative payments are distributed in 10 successive phases, and as of now, five of these phases have been successfully disbursed to the recipients. The specific date on which an individual obtains their food assistance coupons is related to the final two digits of their user’s ID designated for the food stamp program.
When will every beneficiary get their SNAP money this month
The five groups of beneficiaries who have already received their payments are those whose IDs end in 00-09, who saw the money appear in their accounts on August 5. Subsequently, those with numerical completion 10-19 received the payment on August 7.
Then, the recipients with IDs ending between 20 and 29 received the payment on August 9, those ending in 30 to 39, saw the cash on August 11. Finally, those with ID that ends between 40 and 49 noticed their funds in the account on August 13.
Afterward, foods stamp recipients who have not yet entered these first five groups will be paid between August 15 and 23.
What can I legally buy in Georgia with my EBT card?
In the state of Georgia, as in other US states, you can legally buy all kinds of fresh and nutritious foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and meats, but you can also opt for canned options from supermarkets. Dairy products, breads, cereals, non-alcoholic beverages can also be paid at affiliated merchants with the EBT card. Although that’s not all: plants and seeds for planting food at home are also products that can be purchased with food stamps.
There are several categories of products that are prohibited for SNAP benefits, such as alcohol, tobacco, non-food products such as pet food, soaps, paper products, diapers, and household items. Vitamins and medicines are also prohibited as well, as are prepared meals that are hot at the point of sale or that are intended to be eaten in the store or at the point of sale.
Take into account that the state of Georgia does not participate in the Restaurant Meals Program, which allows certain eligible individuals to use their EBT card to purchase food at authorized restaurants. It is also relevant to say that it is illegal to sell or trader your EBT card for cash and, if you’re caught doing this, you will immediately lose your benefits.