The USDA has authorized the North Dakota Department of Human Services to issue February’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits early, due to the partial government shutdown.
Current SNAP households will see their benefits issued to their EBT cards on or before Jan. 20.
The normal date of issuance is the first day of each month.
During the partial federal government shutdown, county social service offices will continue to accept and process SNAP applications. Households determined eligible after the early issuance will still qualify for benefits.
SNAP provided almost 24,000 low-income North Dakota households with $5.8 million in benefits.