The food stamp program, also known as SNAP, is given to low-income families. But for how long? in Globe Live Media we explain it to you

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, exists to help millions of American families with their food payments. Before they were known as the famous food stamps, although now, in reality, “virtual money” is recharged on cards known as EBT.

This program is led by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), although in reality it is the state governments that are responsible for determining eligibility and the amount granted to each beneficiary.

Money is deposited to qualifying families each month, giving them the right to purchase food at most US grocery stores and approved retailers, including Walmart and Costco.

Now, the duration of SNAP benefits will depend on each specific case. According to data from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), benefit periods can range from one month to three years.

The state authorities will determine it according to your case and the specific requirements that have been requested. You can submit your application in advance to the local SNAP office where you live.

Once it has been approved, the Food and Nutrition Service will send you a notice specifying how long you will be granted food stamps. So don’t worry, you won’t have any uncertainty about it, everything will be completely defined in your acceptance letter, so to speak.

Remember that it is important to note that SNAP benefits expire. That is, you can accumulate the money on your EBT card, month by month, but if the local government detects that you do not use them for a period of nine months or more, then they can cancel them, that is, they will expire.

So, if you want to avoid having your benefits terminated prematurely, as outlined by the NCOA, you will need to recertify periodically so that from time to time, you prove that you must remain eligible.

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