ATLANTA (WAOK)-SNAP recipients will soon experience a change in the timing of their monthly benefit. Starting in September, the State will move to a 19-day distribution cycle instead of the 10-day cycle used in the past. Recipients will now receive their benefits between the 5th and the 23rd of each month, rather than receiving them between the 5th and the 14th of each month.

Despite the date changes, food stamp benefit amounts will not change.

During the month of August recipients will receive half of their benefits on their old issuance date and half of their benefits on their new date. Benefits will continue to be distributed based on the last two digits of the Client ID for the Head of Household.

The Client ID is printed on all new EBT cards and can be found on all notices received from DFCS.

Customers are encouraged to sign up at “My Alerts” and receive a “text” message on their cell phone, a voice mail or an e-mail each time SNAP benefits are deposited.

The chart below can be used to determine the new benefit availability date.

Date  5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th  11th  12th  13th  14th

New deposit

Date  5th   7th   9th   11th  13th  15th  17th  19th  21st  23rd


Client ID 123456789 – last 2 digits are 89

●     August benefits – half Aug 13th & half Aug 21st

●     September benefits on new date of Sept 21st

For more information visit the Georgia Department of Human Services online at


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