Due to lots of questions, we are getting from our readers about how the government shutdown affects food stamps benefits payment, here is good news for all food stamps beneficiaries. It has officially been announced by the USDA that the food stamps benefit payment for the month of February will be paid on or before January 20th, 2019.
The payment for February is being made early for all food stamps beneficiaries because the USDA has discovered a way for all benefits for the month of February to be paid using $4.8 billion in emergency funds.
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However, because of the rules attached to the emergency funds, the department has until January 20th to use the funds to make the payment or it will no longer be available.
Food Stamps Payment Schedule For February 2019
According to the USDA, the February Food stamp payment will be paid on or before January 20th, 2019. So, all food stamps beneficiaries who were worried about if their benefits will not be paid in February due to the government shutdown will definitely have their ebt card refilled.
On this note, if you see additional money on your EBT cards this January, know that it’s not a bonus payment, nor extra money. Rather, it is your February food stamps payment.
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It will be the only benefit payment you will receive for the month of February, therefore you have to budget the money carefully. If you finish your money on time, there will no be any more funds for March, unless the government shutdown is resolved. So, it’s better you spend wisely.
However, if you hear anything different about the Food Stamps Payment Schedule For February, please share it in the comments section below.