Food stamps: February direct payments worth up to $1,751 begin in Delaware in eight days

Delaware’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will begin sending February payments worth up to $1,751 in eight days.

The First State begins the distribution of SNAP payments on the second day of each month and has one of the longest distribution windows in the United States. Payments are distributed for most of the month. The first letters of recipients’ last names determine the issuance dates for their payments.

The first January payment went out on Jan. 2, and the last one went out on Tuesday. February payments will begin on Feb. 2.

Delaware SNAP payments are automatically loaded on a Delaware Food First electronic benefits transfer card, which can be used as a debit card for food and nonalcoholic drinks. The funds cannot be used on luxuries such as alcohol and tobacco products.

SNAP payment amounts are determined by household size. Single-person households
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