Alabama EBT Deposit Dates for 2021

If you live in Alabama and would like to find out when your food stamps or cash assistance payment will be deposited onto your EBT Card account, you’ve come to the right place. We have listed below the Alabama EBT Deposit Dates for 2021.

This Post Will Cover:

  • Food Stamps Deposit Schedule in Alabama
  • Alabama EBT Deposit Dates for 2021
  • 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 Free Cell Phone With Alabama SNAP Benefits

"Alabama EBT Deposit Dates"

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.

"What time of day are Alabama food Stamps deposited"

Alabama EBT Deposit Dates for 2021

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 2021:

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 August 2021, you can use your Alabama EBT card to make purchases online for pick-up and/or Delivery at the following grocery stores:

  • ALDI
  • Amazon
  • Piggly Wiggly (Deatsville)
  • Publix
  • Walmart
  • 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.

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:

  1. Government Issued Photo ID or Driver’s License.
  2. 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.

Company Name Phone
AT&T Mobility 800-377-9450
C Spire Wireless 855-277-4735
T-Wire Corporation 844-894-7326
Safelink Wireless 800-723-3546
Pine Belt Cellular 888-810-4638
Access Wireless 866-594-3644
Southern Linc 800-818-5462
Go-Tel, LLC
Assurance Wireless 888-898-4888

Home Phone Services

Below is a list of home phone providers that participate in the Lifeline program in the state of Alabama.

Company Name Phone
TDS Telecom/Oakman Telephone Company 888-225-5837
TDS Telecom/Butler Telephone Company, Inc. 888-225-5837
MonCre Telephone Cooperative 334-562-3242
Moundville Telephone Co. 205-371-9011
Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative 256-638-2144
Union Springs Telephone Company 334-738-4400
Consolidated Communications 844-968-7224
TEC – Roanoke Division 800-832-2515
TeleCircuit 877-835-3247
Castleberry Telephone Company 251-966-2110
Windstream Communications 800-347-1991
AT&T 855-301-0355
North American Local 877-200-1367
Otelco Telephone 877-256-8684
Premier Connection 877-870-9458
Pine Belt Telephone Company 888-810-4638
TEC – Cherokee Division 800-832-2515
Millry Communications 888-227-5710
New Hope Telephone Cooperative 540-363-5277
Global Connection of America 877-511-3009
Ragland Telephone Company 866-921-1036
Graceba Total Communications 855-496-9929
Blountsville Telephone Company 877-256-8684
Hayneville Telephone Company 877-870-9445
Frontier Communications 800-921-8101
CenturyLink 1-800-244-1111
Brindlee Mountain Telephone Company 877-256-8684
TDS Telecom/Peoples Telephone Company, Inc. 888-225-5837

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.

Questions?

In conclusion, we hope this article on Alabama EBT Deposit Dates was helpful.

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Also, if you have additional questions about the Alabama EBT for food stamps, please leave those in the comments section below. We are here to help you!

Lastly, be sure to check out our other articles about Alabama SNAP & EBT, including:
How to Check the Balance on Alabama EBT Card
What you can buy with EBT Card
How to Check the Balance on Alabama EBT Card
Alabama EBT Card Guide
MyDHR Alabama Account Login

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