Food stamps: February direct payments worth up to $1,751 end in Delaware in three days

Delaware’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will conclude sending its February payments, worth up to $1,751, in three days.

The First State begins the distribution of SNAP payments on the second day of each month and possesses one of the longest distribution windows in the United States. Payments are distributed for most of the month. The first letters of recipients’ last names determine the issuance dates for their payments.

The first February payment went out on Feb. 2, and the last one will go out on Friday.

Those who are eligible can apply for SNAP benefits here.

SNAP payment amounts are determined by household size. Single-person households receive $291, and eight-person households receive $1,751. In households larger than eight, $219 is included for each additional person.

To qualify for SNAP payments in Delaware, a household’s income cannot exceed 200% of the federal poverty level. A single-person household cannot have an income that is more than $2,266 per month, and a household of eight cannot make more than $7,772 monthly.

Delaware SNAP payments are automatically loaded on a Delaware Food First electronic benefits transfer card, which can be used as a debit card for food and nonalcoholic drinks. The funds cannot be used on luxuries such as alcohol and tobacco products.

The funds received each month stay on the card without expiring as long as the card remains in regular use. To check the amounts remaining on their Delaware Food First cards, recipients can look at their prior grocery receipts.

Those 21 and younger who live with their parents must apply with them.


Created through the 1964 Food Stamp Act as one of President Lyndon B. Johnson‘s Great Society programs, SNAP aims to improve the nutrition of impoverished people by supplementing their food costs.

SNAP is active across all states and Washington, D.C.

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