SNAP-participating households in the Aloha State receive benefits on the 3rd and 5th of the month, one of the shortest payment periods in the country. 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.
Maximum allotments increased for all 50 states and Washington, D.C., Guam, and the Virgin Islands in August 2022 due to cost-of-living adjustments. Maximum SNAP payments in Hawaii increased substantially compared to those from 2020. Hawaii and Alaska are the only two states that have different maximum