Guide for 2024 SNAP EBT Payment Schedule in Connecticut

SNAP benefits are deposited onto your EBT card monthly, typically on the same day of every month. You can use your EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) card just like a debit card to buy SNAP-eligible food items. Most grocery stores and many retailers and convenience stores accept SNAP EBT benefits.

SNAP benefit amounts are based on a household's net income, which is total income minus some deductions for categories such as rent, utilities, and dependent care expenses. It can be difficult to calculate your benefit amount without a calculator, and benefits can vary by state, so you can use our SNAP Benefits Calculator can give you a dollar estimate. If you already receive SNAP, you can see how your benefit might change if your income or expenses change.

This information was collected from USDA and state SNAP/WIC resources but is not official. This website is not affiliated with any government organization or SNAP/WIC program.

When are SNAP Payments Issued in Connecticut?

The following information is from the official source,
From USDA (may be edited for clarity)
Benefits are made available from the 1st to the 3rd of every month, based on the first letter of the client’s last name:

• First Letter of the Last Name is: A-F = benefits available on the 1st
• First Letter of the Last Name is: G-N = benefits available on the 2nd
• First Letter of the Last Name is: O-Z = benefits available on the 3rd

What is the Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount in Connecticut?

Maximimum SNAP benefit amounts are based on your household size.

  • 1 person
    $291 / month
  • 2 people
    $535 / month
  • 3 people
    $766 / month
  • 4 people
    $973 / month
  • 5 people
    $1155 / month
  • 6 people
    $1386 / month
  • 7 people
    $1532 / month
  • Each additional person
    +$429 / month

What is the Minimum SNAP Benefit Amount in Connecticut?

The mimimum benefit for households of one or two people is $23. For larger households, there is no "official" minimum benefit.

What is the Average Benefit Amount in Connecticut?

The average federal SNAP benefit amount in Connecticut is about $194 per person or $331 per household. Benefits are based on a household's income, expenses, and how many people are in the household, so SNAP / food stamp benefit amounts may vary from household to household.
Data from Feburary 2024.
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