PRESS RELEASE NO: 2019-034
Attention: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP, formerly Food Stamp Program) Recipients
The Department of Public Health and Social Services would like to inform all Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients that SNAP March benefit issuance will not be staggered. All recipients will receive their March 2019 SNAP benefits on March 1, 2019.
In order to receive March 2019 benefits timely, cases must be processed by February 27, 2019. SNAP recipients with pending documents must submit the required documents as soon as possible to their respective center to meet the processing deadline.
Recipients are encouraged to make their food dollars stretch as there is no information at this time from the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) if SNAP benefits for future months will be available.
SNAP recipients who have any questions or concerns regarding this information may call the Bureau of Economic Security within the Division of Public Welfare at 735-7432 / 7433 / 7361.
LINDA UNPINGCO DENORCEY, MPH