SNAP-participating households in the Aloha State receive benefits on the 3rd and 5th of the month, one of the shortest payment periods. A household’s payment date depends on the first letter of the recipient’s last name.
About 169,000 people, or 12% of the population, receive SNAP benefits in Hawaii. The average payment per household member per month is $175.
Last names beginning with A-I should collect benefits on Friday, and last names beginning with letters J-Z will receive payments on Sunday.
In Hawaii, a household of one can receive a maximum payment of $538, a household of four can receive as much as $1,794, and a household of eight can receive up to $3,230. The program adds a maximum of $404 to the food stamps payment for each additional household member.