Minnesota SNAP Update: February Benefits Up to $1,751 Ending Soon

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Minnesota residents in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are urged to collect their February benefits before the program cycle ends tomorrow.

In the North Star State, food stamps are distributed between February 4th and February 13th, with the timing based on the last digit of recipients’ case numbers. This system ensures a staggered distribution to manage the process efficiently.

With nearly 8% of the state’s population relying on SNAP benefits equating to approximately 435,900 individuals, these benefits play a crucial role in supporting households facing food insecurity. On average, each household member receives around $157 per month.

Recipients are advised to collect their benefits according to their case numbers: those ending in 0 through 2 and 4 through 9 should have collected by Monday, while those ending in 3 are scheduled to collect on Tuesday.

The monetary assistance provided varies depending on household size, with allowances ranging from a maximum of $291 for a single-person household to $1,751 for a household of eight. 

Cost-of-living Adjustments in SNAP Allowances

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Minnesota residents in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are urged to collect their February benefits before the program cycle ends tomorrow.

Additional members beyond eight can receive up to $219 each, with these figures adjusted to reflect the recent cost-of-living adjustments for 2023-24.

SNAP benefits are conveniently loaded onto electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards each month, ensuring easy access for recipients. 

These benefits are specifically intended for purchasing healthy, nutritious foods at authorized retailers, including grocery stores, farmers markets, and select online retailers.

It’s important for recipients to utilize their benefits responsibly, as they can be used to purchase a variety of eligible items, including groceries, snacks, fresh produce, seeds, and plants. 

However, they cannot be used for alcohol, tobacco, vitamins, live animals, prepared foods, or non-food household items. As the February cycle concludes, recipients are encouraged to make the most of their benefits to ensure their households have access to essential nutritional support throughout the month.

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