Florida EBT Deposit Dates for 2021

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

This Post Will Cover:

  • Food Stamps Deposit Schedule in Florida
  • Florida 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 Florida EBT for Delivery?
  • How to get Free Cell Phone With Florida SNAP Benefits

"Florida EBT Deposit Dates"

Food Stamp Deposit Schedule in Florida

Once you are approved for Florida SNAP benefits (Food Assistance), the Florida Department of Children & Families (DCF) will send you an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card in the mail via USPS.

The Florida EBT Card is a debit-like card that is used to access your monthly food stamp benefits.

Your SNAP EBT Card can be used to purchase groceries and approved food items at stores and markets.

Furthermore, since 2020, Florida EBT Cards can now be used to purchase groceries online.

See details below for a list of grocery stores that are participating in Florida EBT shopping online for pickup and delivery.

In Florida, food Stamps Benefits are deposited on EBT Cards from the 1st of the month to the 28th of every month.

To find out what day you can expect to receive your SNAP benefits on your Florida EBT Card, check out the Florida EBT Deposit Dates for 2021 below.

"What time of day are Florida food Stamps deposited"

Florida EBT Deposit Dates for 2021

In Florida, Food Stamp Benefits are deposited into EBT Card accounts from the 1st to the 28th of every month.

When your payment is deposited depends on the 9th and 8th digits of your case number (READ BACKWARDS), dropping the 10th digit.

In order to determine when you receive your Florida food stamps, you must have your case number.

If you cannot locate your case number, you can find it by logging into your Florida DCF online account or on your Florida SNAP Approval Letter that you received in the mail.

If you still do not have your Florida Case Number, please contact your DCF caseworker.

Here is the Florida SNAP EBT Deposit Schedule for 2021:

Here is the schedule:

If the 9th and 8th digit of your Case number is Benefits are deposited on the
00-03 1st of the month
04-06 2nd of the month
07-10 3rd of the month
11-13 4th of the month
14-17 5th of the month
18-20 6th of the month
21-24 7th of the month
25-27 8th of the month
28-31 9th of the month
32-34 10th of the month
35-38 11th of the month
39-41 12th of the month
42-45 13th of the month
46-48 14th of the month
49-53 15th of the month
54-57 16th of the month
58-60 17th of the month
61-64 18th of the month
65-67 19th of the month
68-71 20th of the month
72-74 21st of the month
75-78 22nd of the month
79-81 23rd of the month
82-85 24th of the month
86-88 25th of the month
89-92 26th of the month
93-95 27th of the month
96-99 28th of the month

*Cash benefits are made available on the 1st through the 3rd day of every month.

Once your benefits are deposited into your account, you can begin using them with your Florida EBT card to purchase eligible food items.

Additionally, if you need help finding your Florida Case Number, please contact your local DCF office or speak to your caseworker as mentioned above.

To find a DCF office near you, click here.

What time will my Florida EBT Benefits Be Deposited?

Your Florida 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 Florida Food Stamps This Month

If you did not receive your Florida 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 Florida 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 must turn in this recertification application and be interviewed before the end of your certification period to continue receiving SNAP.

You can complete this recertification application online.

For help in completing your recertification, contact your local DCF office.

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 Florida DCF, 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 Florida SNAP EBT account.

If you think your Florida SNAP account has been flagged for food stamps fraud, please contact your local DCF office.

They will be able to help you find out why your benefits did not come through this month. To locate the nearest DCF office, click here.

Which Grocery Stores Accept Florida EBT for Delivery?

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

  • ALDI
  • Amazon
  • BJs Wholesale Club
  • Publix
  • Walmart

As you can see above, you can purchase groceries online for home delivery using your Florida EBT card at Amazon and Walmart.

See our post on how to use your EBT Card to shop on Amazon.

For more details on this, see our post on Where to Buy Groceries Online with SNAP EBT.

Free Cell Phones With Florida 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 Florida.

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 Florida.

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 Florida

Scroll down below to see the Lifeline program providers in Florida.

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 Florida.

Company Name Phone
Safelink Wireless 800-723-3546
Access Wireless 866-594-3644
Assurance Wireless 888-898-4888
T-Mobile 800-937-8997

Home Phone Services

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

Company Name Phone
AT&T 855-301-0355
Smart City Telecommunications 407-828-6700
Knology 855-496-9929
Windstream Communications 800-347-1991
Global Connection of America 877-511-3009
NEFCOM 904-259-2261
Consolidated Communications 844-968-7224
ITS Telecom 888-888-6242
Frontier Communications 800-921-8101
Phone Club Corporation 800-505-1545
TDS Telecom/Quincy Telephone Company 888-225-5837
CenturyLink 1-800-244-1111

Florida EBT Deposit Schedule Summary

Here’s the bottom line:

Food Stamps Benefits are deposited onto EBT Card accounts from the 1st to the 10th of every month.

However, when your payment is deposited depends on the last digits of your Florida Food Stamps 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 CDSS office for more information about why you did not get your benefits.

Questions?

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

If so, we encourage you to share this article with anyone who may also find it helpful by using the “Share this” button below.

Also, if you have additional questions about the Florida 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 Florida SNAP & EBT, including:
Florida ACCESS Login
How to Check the Balance on Florida EBT Card
Florida SNAP Benefits Eligibility Guide
What you can buy with EBT Card
Florida EBT Card Guide
Florida Medicaid Income Limits

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