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

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

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 receive $291, and eight-person households receive $1,751. In households larger than eight, $219 is included
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