Montana distributes its SNAP payments over five days, beginning on the second day of the month and ending on the sixth. The date recipients receive their payment varies depending on the SNAP case number, account number, Social Security number, or last name.
To qualify for SNAP payments in Montana, a single-person household cannot have a net monthly income of over $1,215, and an eight-person household cannot have a net monthly income of over $4,214.
The amount for SNAP payments in the state is determined by the household size of recipients. Single-person households receive $281 per month, and eight-person households receive up to $1,691 per month. In households larger than eight, an additional $211 is included for each additional person.
SNAP benefits can be used at participating locations, including farmers markets and grocery stores. Payments are automatically reloaded every month onto an electronic benefit transfer card.
Created through the 1964 Food Stamp Act as one of President Lyndon B. Johnson‘s Great Society programs, SNAP has said it aims to improve the nutrition of impoverished people by supplementing their food costs.
SNAP is active across all states and Washington, D.C., but there are some variations between each program.