If you live in Alabama and would like to find out when your food stamps or cash assistance payment will be deposited into your EBT Card account, you’ve come to the right place. We have listed below the Alabama EBT Deposit Dates for 2023.
This Post Will Cover:
- Food Stamps Deposit Schedule in Alabama
- Alabama EBT Deposit Dates for 2023
- What Time your Benefits will be Deposited?
- What to do if you didn’t receive your Food Stamps
- Which Grocery Stores Accept Alabama EBT for Delivery?
- How to get a Free Cell Phone With Alabama SNAP Benefits
Food Stamp Deposit Schedule in Alabama
Once you are approved for Alabama SNAP benefits (Food Stamps), the Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) will send you an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card in the mail via USPS.
The Alabama EBT Card is a debit-like card that is used to access your monthly food stamp benefits.
Your Alabama SNAP EBT Card can be used to purchase groceries and approved food items at stores and markets.
Furthermore, since 2020, Alabama EBT Cards can now be used to purchase groceries online.
See details below for a list of grocery stores that are participating in Alabama EBT shopping online for pickup and delivery.
In Alabama, food Stamps Benefits are deposited on EBT Cards from the 4th of the month to the 23rd of every month.
To find out what day you can expect to receive your SNAP benefits on your Alabama EBT Card, check out the Alabama EBT Deposit Dates for 2021 below.
Alabama EBT Deposit Dates for 2023
Your Alabama EBT Deposit Date varies based on the last two digits of your Alabama Food Stamps case number
In order to determine when you receive your Alabama food stamps, you must have your case number.
If you cannot locate your case number, you can find it by logging into your Alabama DHR online account or on your Alabama SNAP Approval Letter that you received in the mail.
If you still do not have your Alabama Food Stamps Case Number, please contact your AL DHR Food Stamps caseworker.
Here is the Alabama SNAP EBT Deposit Schedule for 2023:
|If your Case Number ends in||Benefits are deposited on the|
|00-04||4th of the month|
|05-09||5th of the month|
|10-14||6th of the month|
|15-19||7th of the month|
|20-24||8th of the month|
|25-29||9th of the month|
|30-34||10th of the month|
|35-39||11th of the month|
|40-44||12th of the month|
|45-49||13th of the month|
|50-54||14th of the month|
|55-59||15th of the month|
|60-64||16th of the month|
|65-69||17th of the month|
|70-74||18th of the month|
|75-79||19th of the month|
|80-84||20th of the month|
|85-89||21st of the month|
|90-94||22nd of the month|
|95-99||23rd of the month|
Once your benefits are deposited into your account, you can begin using them with your Alabama EBT card to purchase eligible food items.
Additionally, if you need help finding your Alabama Case Number, please contact your local DHR office or speak to your caseworker as mentioned above.
To find a DHR office near you, click here.
What time will my Alabama EBT Benefits Be Deposited?
Your Alabama food stamps are deposited into EBT account on your scheduled deposit date every month.
SNAP benefits are available the next day after they are entered into the system if the benefit is for the past month or the current month.
If you do not see the benefits deposited into your account by noon the day after your scheduled date (weekday), then your benefits have stopped.
Keep reading below to find out possible reasons why your EBT benefits may have been discontinued and what you should do.
I Did Not Receive My Alabama Food Stamps This Month
If you did not receive your Alabama food stamps deposit on your EBT Card this month, there may be a reason for that.
In fact, there are three possible reasons why you didn’t receive your monthly SNAP EBT deposit.
3 Reasons You Didn’t Receive your Food Stamps
Here are the reasons why you may not have received your Alabama SNAP benefits this month:
Reason #1 – You didn’t Renew your Benefits
The first reason may be due to failure to renew your benefits on time or submit renewal documentation on time.
You can renew your benefits online with a MyDHR online account.
If you’d rather renew in person, call your caseworker or the Alabama SNAP hotline at 1-334-242-1700.
Reason #2 – You didn’t meet the Work Requirements
The second reason may be due to the fact that you are classified as an Able-Bodied Adult without Dependents, also known as an ABAWD.
According to the Alabama DHR, the food stamps program only allows you to receive SNAP benefits for 3 months, every 3 years unless you meet certain work requirements.
If you qualify as an able-bodied adult and do not have children or dependents or a job, your 3-month time period may have expired.
Reason #3 – You have been flagged for Fraud
The third reason may be that your food stamps benefits have been cut off due to suspicion of fraud on your Alabama SNAP EBT account.
If you think your Alabama SNAP account has been flagged for food stamps fraud, please contact your local DHR office.
They will be able to help you find out why your benefits did not come through this month. To locate the nearest DHR office, click here.
Which Grocery Stores Accept Alabama EBT for Delivery?
As of January 2023, you can use your Alabama EBT card to make purchases online for pick-up and/or Delivery at the following grocery stores:
Greer’s Cash Saver
Hometown Market of Limestone County
Piggly Wiggly (Deatsville)
Sam’s Club Scan and Go
Sprouts Farmers Market
Wright’s Markets, Inc.
As you can see above, you can purchase groceries online for home delivery using your Alabama EBT card at Amazon and Walmart.
See our post on how to use your EBT Card to shop on Amazon.
SNAP Online Purchasing began April 2019 in the State of New York, followed by Washington in January 2020.
In early March 2020, Alabama, Iowa, and Oregon also launched SNAP Online Purchasing.
— Montgomery Area FB (@FeedingHopeAL) April 24, 2020
This is a big win for Alabama SNAP recipients since Walmart and Amazon cover virtually the entire united states and offer a wide selection of food that is SNAP eligible.
For more details on this, see our post on Where to Buy Groceries Online with SNAP EBT.
Free Cell Phones With Alabama SNAP Benefits
Lifeline Service is part of a program that was created by the government to provide discounted or free phone service to income-eligible people.
How to Get Lifeline Phone
There are three steps to getting a Lifeline phone in Alabama.
Step 1: Qualify for Lifeline Program
If you participate in one of the following federal assistance programs, you may be eligible for the Lifeline phone program.
Participation by you or someone else in your household in one of the following federal assistance programs meets the eligibility requirements:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also called Food Stamps
- Medicaid (Medicare is not acceptable)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit Program
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
Step 2: Choose a Lifeline Provider
You have to apply for Lifeline through a Lifeline phone or internet provider in your state. Scroll down below to see the list of Lifeline providers in Alabama.
Step 3: Apply for the Lifeline Program
Ask your Lifeline provider for a Lifeline application. You will need the following information to apply:
What documentation do you need?
Here’s what you need to apply:
- Government Issued Photo ID or Driver’s License.
- One (1) Eligibility Document (like your program award letter)
Lifeline Cell Phone Providers in Alabama
Scroll down below to see the Lifeline program providers in Alabama.
The list for each state is divided into Cell Phone Providers and Home Phone Providers.
You can choose which program to take advantage of, based on your home situation.
However, you can only participate in one program per household.
This means that your lifeline benefits can be used to either get a cell phone service or a home phone.
Cell Phone Services
Below is a list of cell phone providers that participate in the Lifeline program in the state of Alabama.
|C Spire Wireless||855-277-4735|
|Pine Belt Cellular||888-810-4638|
Home Phone Services
Below is a list of home phone providers that participate in the Lifeline program in the state of Alabama.
Alabama EBT Deposit Schedule Summary
Here’s the bottom line:
Food Stamps Benefits are deposited onto EBT Card accounts from the 4th to the 23rd of every month.
However, when your payment is deposited depends on the last two digits of your case number.
If you did not receive your EBT benefits for the month, it could be due to several reasons.
The best course of action is to contact your local DHR office for more information about why you did not get your benefits.
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Lastly, be sure to check out our other articles about Alabama SNAP & EBT, including:
- How to Check the Balance on Alabama EBT Card
- Buying Groceries on Amazon with EBT Card
- Alabama EBT Card Guide
- MyDHR Alabama Account Login
- Income Limits for SNAP in Alabama