In the state of Florida, there are currently 1,570,456 households receiving SNAP benefits or Food Stamps, with about 2,835,905 Floridians receiving benefits in June 2022 alone, according to data provided by the USDA. If you are currently receiving SNAP benefits in Florida, knowing when your food stamps will be deposited into your EBT card is important in helping you budget for the month. In this post, we will provide the Florida SNAP Payment Schedule for October 2022.
See the update on the Extra Food Stamps benefits Allotment for Florida.
Florida SNAP Payment Schedule for October 2022
In the state of Florida, SNAP benefits are distributed by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF).
In addition, there is no single date on which all SNAP benefits are issued.
Instead, benefits are sent out over a 28-day period every month, based on the 9th and 8th digits of your Florida case number (READ BACKWARDS), dropping the 10th digit.
See below for the Florida SNAP payment schedule for October 2022.
|If the 9th and 8th digit of your Case number is||Benefits are deposited on|
How much will I get in Florida Food Stamps?
The chart below shows the maximum SNAP benefits you can get based on the number of people in your household.
To calculate the exact amount you are likely to get based on your household income, see our post on Florida SNAP Calculator.
|Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount by Household Size for Fiscal Year 2023|
|Effective October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023|
|Household Size||Maximum SNAP Benefit Allotment|
|Each Additional Household Member: Add||$211|
Food Stamps: October Benefits for Florida Recipients
All SNAP households should receive their October benefits according to schedule.
If you did not receive your food stamps on schedule, call the SNAP office to find out why.
You can use your Florida SNAP benefits to shop online, at participating grocery stores, including on Amazon.
Additionally, you can use SNAP benefits to purchase produce at farmers’ markets, including markets that offer double bucks.
Where can I use my Florida SNAP Benefits Online?
You can use your Florida food stamps to shop online at the following grocery stores for pick up and/or delivery.
- BJs Wholesale Club
- Earth Fare
- Freshfields Farm
- Greer’s Cash Saver
- Hitchcock’s Markets
- JC’s Market and Food Kitchen
- Mt. Plymouth Grocery
- Sam’s Club Scan and Go
- Sprouts Farmers Market
- Whole Foods
Florida Sen. Rick Scott proposes new requirements for SNAP benefits
Florida Sen. Rick Scott wants to go back to pre-pandemic rules for food stamps eligibility.
The U.S. Senator is proposing a bill he claims will motivate people to return to the workforce.
Scott’s proposed “Let’s Get to Work Act of 2022” would impact those who use SNAP.
It would end the current work requirements for SNAP introduced during the pandemic as part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
Additionally, it would also make changes to the Food and Nutrition Act (FNA) of 2008.
Senator Scott says “Able-bodied Americans ought to be part of the capitalist system, be part of having skin in the game, pay the taxes—when you have a job you pay the income taxes and payroll taxes, when you buy things you pay sales taxes, when you buy a house you pay property taxes. We’ve got to get this country back to work.”
Before the pandemic, FNA’s provisions limited eligibility with a work requirement.
For example Able Bodied Adults without children were ineligible if they had received benefits for three or more months in that time frame while not working at least 20 hours per week.
Applicants also had to be either 60-years-old, or have dependents who were in their care.
When COVID hit, the work requirements and age requirements changed.
Applicant age requirements were lowered from 60 to 50, and work requirements were waived as the economy shrank due to the challenges of COVID-19.
Florida SNAP Payment Schedule for October 2022 Summary
Here’s the bottom line about the Florida SNAP Payment Schedule for October 2022:
SNAP households in all counties in Florida should have their SNAP deposits between October 1st – October 28th.
We hope this post on the Florida SNAP Payment Schedule for October was helpful.
If you have further questions about Florida SNAP or EBT Card, please let us know in the comments section below.
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