Food stamp payments are issued in the Evergreen State between Jan. 1 and Jan. 20. The state’s SNAP program is called the Basic Food Program, and payments are usually sent out depending on the date that recipients applied for benefits. Once a household qualifies for SNAP, the payment arrival dates will be listed on the approval letter.
Households receive SNAP benefits via an electronic benefits transfer card, which can be used at participating grocery and convenience stores. Washington food stamp recipients can use their EBT cards to purchase meat, poultry, fish products, dairy items, bread and cereals, and other eligible groceries.
To be eligible for SNAP, Washington residents must meet certain income requirements. A household’s gross monthly income generally must be at or