If you live in Tennessee and would like to find out when your food stamps or cash assistance payment will be deposited onto your Benefit Security Card account, you’ve come to the right place. We have listed below the Tennessee EBT Deposit Dates for 2021.
This Post Will Cover:
- Food Stamps Deposit Schedule in Tennessee
- Tennessee 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 Tennessee EBT for Delivery?
- How to get Free Cell Phone With Tennessee SNAP Benefits
Food Stamp Deposit Schedule in Tennessee
Once you are approved for Tennessee SNAP benefits (Food Stamps), the Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS) will send you an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card in the mail via USPS.
The Tennessee EBT Card (Benefit Security Card) is a debit-like card that is used to access your monthly food stamp benefits.
Your Tennessee SNAP EBT Card can be used to purchase groceries and approved food items at stores and markets.
Furthermore, since 2020, Tennessee EBT Cards can now be used to purchase groceries online.
See details below for a list of grocery stores that are participating in Tennessee EBT shopping online for pickup and delivery.
In Tennessee, food Stamps Benefits are deposited on EBT Cards from the 1st of the month to the 20th of every month.
To find out what day you can expect to receive your SNAP benefits on your Tennessee EBT Card, check out the Tennessee EBT Deposit Dates for 2021 below.
Tennessee EBT Deposit Dates for 2021
Your Tennessee EBT Deposit Date varies based on the last two digits of your Social Security Number (SSN).
Here is the Tennessee SNAP EBT Deposit Schedule for 2021:
|If the last two digits of your Social Security Number are||Benefits are deposited on the|
|00-04||1st of the month|
|05-09||2nd of the month|
|10-14||3rd of the month|
|15-19||4th of the month|
|20-24||5th of the month|
|25-29||6th of the month|
|30-34||7th of the month|
|35-39||8th of the month|
|40-44||9th of the month|
|45-49||10th of the month|
|50-54||11th of the month|
|55-59||12th of the month|
|60-64||13th of the month|
|65-69||14th of the month|
|70-74||15th of the month|
|75-79||16th of the month|
|80-84||17th of the month|
|85-89||18th of the month|
|90-94||19th of the month|
|95-99||20th of the month|
Once your benefits are deposited into your account, you can begin using them with your Tennessee EBT card to purchase eligible food items.
What time will my Tennessee EBT Benefits Be Deposited?
Your Tennessee 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 Tennessee Food Stamps This Month
If you did not receive your Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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.
In many counties, you can complete this recertification application online.
For help in completing your recertification, contact your local DHS Family Assistance 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 Tennessee DHS, 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 Tennessee SNAP EBT account.
If you think your Tennessee SNAP account has been flagged for food stamps fraud, please contact your local DHS office.
They will be able to help you find out why your benefits did not come through this month. To locate the nearest DHS office, click here.
Which Grocery Stores Accept Tennessee EBT for Delivery?
As of August 2021, you can use your Tennessee EBT card to make purchases online for pick-up and/or Delivery at the following grocery stores:
- Food Lion
- H.G. Hill Foods Store
- Superlo Foods
As you can see above, you can purchase groceries online for home delivery using your Tennessee EBT card at Amazon and Walmart.
See our post on how to use your EBT Card to shop on Amazon.
News per USDA: Starting tomorrow, SNAP recipients will be able to shop online from Food Lion in eight more states (Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Virginia). https://t.co/87KtCnsNqu
— Leah Douglas (@leahjdouglas) February 24, 2021
For more details on this, see our post on Where to Buy Groceries Online with SNAP EBT.
Free Cell Phones With Tennessee 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 Tennessee.
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)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
- Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit
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 Tennessee.
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 Tennessee
Scroll down below to see the Lifeline program providers in Tennessee.
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 Tennessee.
Home Phone Services
Below is a list of home phone providers that participate in the Lifeline program in the state of Tennessee.
|Ardmore Telephone Company||931-427-7800|
|TEC – Erin Division||931-289-4221|
|Loretto Telephone Company||931-853-4351|
|TDS Telecom/Tellico Telephone Company, Inc.||888-225-5837|
|Ben Lomand Rural Telephone CooperativeCommunications||931-668-4131|
|Aeneas Internet and Telephone|
|Millington Telephone Company||901-872-3311|
|TDS Telecom/Humphreys County Telephone Company||888-225-5837|
|United Telephone Company||800-779-2227|
|Highland Telephone Cooperative||423-628-2121|
|Ben Lomand Communications||800-974-7779|
|Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative||423-447-2121|
|TEC – Alamo Division||731-677-8181|
|TDS Telecom/Tennessee Telephone Company||888-225-5837|
|TEC – Erin Division||931-289-4221|
|Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative Corporation||931-268-2151|
Tennessee EBT Deposit Schedule Summary
Here’s the bottom line:
Food Stamps Benefits are deposited onto EBT Card accounts from the 1st to the 20th of every month.
However, when your payment is deposited varies based on the last two digits of your Social Security Number (SSN).
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 DHS 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 Tennessee SNAP & EBT, including:
How to Check the Balance on Tennessee EBT Card
What you can buy with EBT Card
Tennessee EBT Card Guide