Ohio Direction Card Payment Schedule

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Ohio’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP/food stamp program, is designed to help low-income individuals and families in the state purchase fresh food and groceries.

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SNAP is a federally funded program, but each state creates its own rules and requirements. In the State of Ohio, one must meet at least one of the following conditions to be eligible for SNAP: current resources worth $2,250 or less (such as checks or savings combined), current resources worth $3,500 or less if sharing a household with a person(s) age 60 or older, or a person with a disability, including you.

In Ohio, SNAP benefits are distributed via an electronic benefit transfer card known as the Ohio EBT Card, or as Ohio specifically calls it: “The Ohio Direction Card”. The Direction card works like a bank debit card or credit card, with benefits preloaded once a month for recipients who can then use the card freely at participating providers.

Those who have recently applied for benefits will be notified of their payment dates when their eligibility is approved. All Direction cardholders can also call the customer service number at 1-866-386-3071 six days before the first day of each month to see when their benefits will be available.

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Beneficiaries are paid from the 2nd to the 20th of the month according to the corresponding last digit of the file number assigned to them.

If your:

The file number ends withBenefits Available
0March 2
1March 4
2March 6
38 March
4March 10
512th of March
6March 14
7March 16
8March 18
9March 20th
Source: Suppliers

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