Government Shutdown: What Will Happen Next?

We are three days away from the possibility of another partial US government shutdown if Congress cannot agree on funding levels for specific projects.

Here’s a quick update on how the new shutdown may affect SNAP recipients in Florida.

When will March 2019 funding be available for SNAP recipients?

SNAP recipients who are not renewing in February will receive half of their March benefits on March 1st and half on their regularly assigned day.

When will SNAP customers who are renewing benefits in February receive their benefits?

If your renewal is approved by February 16th for the month of March, you will receive half of your benefits on March 1st and the other half on your regularly assigned day.

If your renewal is approved on or after February 17th for the month of March, your case will be processed as usual and your full benefits for March will be available on your regularly assigned day.

Where can I go if I need food assistance right away?

If you need food assistance, find the nearest feeding partner to you at www.feedhopenow.org/shutdownrelief

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