The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will begin sending payments to Michigan households on October 3.
Recipients will collect SNAP payments from October 3 to October 21 on odd-numbered days. The specific arrival date of food stamps depends on the last digit of the identification number SNAP at home.
Those eligible for SNAP benefits after October 21 or after their ID number passes will continue to receive food stamps for October and will not have to wait for the next round in November.
Households with identification numbers 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4 will receive their payments on the 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th, respectively. Identification numbers 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 collect the benefits of the 13th, 15th, 17th, 19th and 21st, respectively.
How many people collect Food Stamps?
Approximately 1.34 million people receive food stamps, representing 13% of Michigan’s population. The average payment per household member per month is $181.
The highest payments are $281 for a household of one, $1,116 for a household of five and $1,691 for a household of eight in Michigan. And a maximum of $211 is added for each additional household member over eight.
Payments are loaded monthly to the electronic benefits transfer card. In Michigan, the EBT card is called a “Bridge Card.” Eligible households can use their SNAP benefits at participating locations, such as farmers markets and grocery stores, and the payments will be spent on healthy foods.
Michigan has received an increase in its food stamps due to cost-of-living adjustments for fiscal year 2023. As of Saturday, 48 states and Washington, DC (excluding Hawaii and Alaska) will receive the same which is the highest benefit.