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New York is a little different than most states when it comes to SNAP schedules, as it’s broken up into two variations: : one for New York City and one for the state.
Here is the June 2022 payment schedule for New York state, excluding the five boroughs of New York City:
And here is how New York City’s SNAP schedule for June 2022 breaks down:
For more specifics on how New York’s June SNAP schedule works, click here.
It may not come as a shock that California, Florida, Texas and New York are the top four states in the country when it comes to which receive the most in Social Security benefits. However, the remainder of the top ten get a bit more interesting.
To explore which states round out the top 10, click here.
Living off of Social Security benefits isn’t easy, but it’s not impossible either. Even if you have other retirement income that aids you from feeling the crunch of pinching pennies, it is still worth considering how you can make that money go further by evaluating how you’re putting it to use.
To learn more about the many ways seniors waste funds in retirement, read the full article here.
With benefits and pay for the U.S. military being so highly regimented, some may wonder if those serving in the military can receive Social Security, and if so, if their benefits are different than those in the civilian workforce. Fortunately, many of those who served are not just eligible for Social Security, but possibly entitled to additional earnings credits.
Click here to learn 6 things every veteran should know about Social Security.
A report from the National Institute on Retirement Security found that over half of tax breaks designed to encourage retirement savings through other vehicles disproportionately aid the top 10% of earners in the U.S. Meanwhile, the middle class or lower-income wage earners don’t benefit in the same way — but Social Security reform could help even things out.
To get the full story, click here to continue reading.
Retirement income doesn’t go as far as it used to, but that doesn’t mean that you still can’t make the most of Social Security benefits and other supplemental funds.
GOBankingRates understands the importance of not only saving for retirement, but making those funds go further, which is why we compiled lists of both the best cities to retire on $2,000 a month and the best cities to retire on $1,500 a month.
While your EBT card — linked to your SNAP account — can only be used to purchase certain food items, energy drinks technically qualify if they contain “Nutrition Facts” on the container. However, if “Supplement Facts” is on the label, then it would be considered a supplement, which is not SNAP-eligible.
To find out more, click here.
In total, 18 states (plus the U.S. Virgin Islands) are ending enhanced SNAP benefits at the end of May, leaving 18 states (plus Guam) who have acknowledged extensions through June, per the USDA website. The enhanced Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) payments that residents received during the COVID-19 pandemic were designed to further aid recipients during public health emergencies.
To learn which states are discontinuing benefits, click here to read the full article.
Those in need of assistance from the Social Security Administration will need to plan ahead for the Memorial Day holiday, as the organization reiterated via Twitter that offices will indeed be closed on Monday, May 30.
Our offices and telephone lines will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022 for Memorial Day. You can still use our automated telephone services or our online services to conduct business: https://t.co/PfJuY2Bbv9
For more information on Social Security office closures and alternative means of contact, click here.
While many Americans look forward to the day they can kick back and collect their much-earning Social Security benefits, the program was never designed to be a sole source of money in retirement. Therefore, it’s of vital importance to plan ahead and consider alternative income.
From pensions to side gigs, there’s plenty to consider. Learn more ways to build supplemental retirement income.
The state of Virginia begins sending SNAP benefits on the first day of the month based on recipients’ case numbers. Here is the schedule for June 2022, according to Providers:
If you’re a Florida resident enrolled in SNAP benefits through the Florida Department of Children and Families Office of Economic Self-Sufficiency, the time is rapidly approaching for your June benefits to drop.
Here is how benefits will be disbursed based on the 9th and 8th digits of your case number (skip the 10th digit and read the next two backwards):
For more on Florida SNAP benefits in June, click here.
Social Security benefits are a vital part of one’s golden years, especially women. But how much do you really know about them?
Here are 7 important tips every woman should keep in mind.
CalFresh, California’s version of SNAP benefits, are distributed over the first 10 days of the month. The date your benefits are deposited onto your CalFresh EBT card is determined by the last digit of your case number.
Here’s is a breakdown of when recipients will receive their benefits:
For more about CalFresh SNAP benefits in June, click here.
SNAP benefits in North Carolina are distributed based on recipients Social Security numbers, according to Providers. Those whose SSN end in the number “1” (as well as recipients who don’t have a SSN) will see their benefits deposited to their EBT cards on June 3. From there, distribution hinges on the schedule below:
The Social Security Administration uses your earnings record to calculate payments. Therefore, an incorrect record could lead to lower monthly payments and/or delayed benefits.
But before you consider worrying about those revisions at a later time, you should be aware that a statute of limitations on correcting your record is in place. Earnings record can be corrected for up to three years, three months and 15 days from the end of the taxable year in which your wages were paid, according to AARP.
To learn more about what to do regarding your Social Security info after getting married, read the full article.
If you’re a fan of Wendy’s restaurants and recipient of SNAP benefits, the short answer is yes, but the more detailed response illustrates that your options are limited. Only select Wendy’s locations in a handful of California counties accept SNAP EBT cards
To find out more, click here.
Average monthly Social Security benefits for couples fall at around $3,237 as of March, according to the Social Security Administration (SSA). As supplemental income to go along with retirement savings, that’s quite a haul. But what if you’re living off your Social Security benefits alone, especially in a notoriously expensive area of the country such as the West Coast?
To learn where your Social Security income can go the farthest while living on the West Coast, click here.
Acting Social Security commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi was scheduled to investigate a matter concerning an anti-fraud program run by the SSA watchdog division is under investigation beginning May 23, The Washington Post reported. The investigation deals with penalties allegedly imposed on poor, disabled and elderly Americans, and comes on the heels of an earlier Washington Post report that revealed how attorneys in charge of the program issued unprecedented fines beginning during the Trump administration to over 100 individuals who received disability benefits to which they were not entitled.
For more specifics on the matter, read the full article.
Numerous studies, including the most recent Federal Reserve Survey of Consumer Finances, have found that most Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement. The Federal Reserve Survey of Consumer Finances from 2019, the most recent data available from the Fed, found that Americans age 55 to 64 have just $134,000 in their retirement accounts.  
However, there are those, including Forbes author and expert on retirement policy and public sector pay Andrew Biggs, who find these assumptions to be “anything but reasonable.”
Learn more about the other side of the “retirement in crisis” coin here.
In South Carolina, SNAP schedules are broken in two based on when you started receiving benefits. Therefore, those who started receiving benefits after September 1, 2012 are paid according to one schedule, while those who started receiving SNAP benefits continuously before September 1, 2012 are paid according to the other. Both are based on one’s case number, and can be found here.
Note: If you filed a new SNAP application, benefits are available the day following your case approval. For an ongoing SNAP case, benefits are sent out on the same day every month — between the 1st and 19th. The day you receive your SNAP benefits from there is determined by the schedules referred to in the previous paragraph.
Here is how June SNAP benefits in Texas will be distributed:
While The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) has campaigned to Congress the need for supplementary stimulus money among Social Security beneficiaries, representatives of TSCL say it is still early in the legislative year. Therefore, while they are hopeful that a provision will be included in relevant budget legislation sometime in the fall, nothing is on the books as of yet.
For further coverage on the matter of stimulus checks for Social Security recipients, click here.
Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), states can issue P-EBT benefits with an approved extension for a covered summer period no matter the student’s school status, COVID-related absences, virtual learning days or the operating status of covered child care facilities.
However, one should still check their child’s eligibility so ensure they can receive benefits during summer 2022.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act authorized emergency allotments to help address temporary food needs during the pandemic for SNAP households. EA payments can be made as long as there’s a national public health emergency and the state has a state-level emergency declaration in place. The current PHE is set to expire on July 15.
Currently, no COVID-19 waivers allowing the issuance of emergency allotments have been extended to any state for June 2022. However, eligible school children and children in childcare programs may receive temporary emergency food assistance (P-EBT) during the upcoming summer months.
To get the full scoop, read the entire article here.
The Social Security schedule for June is as follows:
If you started received Social Security before May 1997 — or receive both Social Security and SSI — you should receive your SSI payment on June 1 and your Social Security payment on June 3.
To find out more, click here.
SNAP, sometimes referred to as food stamps, is the largest federal assistance program and administered at a state level. It provides food-purchasing assistance to low-income households and deposits monthly.
Each state sends out its SNAP payments a little differently, but usually according to the last numbers of your identification number for your state’s program at the start of each month. However, some states may distribute benefits on a particular date each month. States also have different rules regarding payment days that fall on weekends or holidays.
For more on how to find your states’ SNAP schedule, read the full article.
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