**DHS issued March SNAP payments for customers receiving regular and ongoing benefits on February 26th, 2019. This payment is the entire March benefit and the next payment will occur as regularly scheduled in April**
Due to the partial federal government shutdown at the beginning of the year, the District released February benefits early on January 16th. This was done to ensure that your benefits were issued before the window of access to funds closed.
To account for February’s early issuance and in consultation with our federal partners, DHS decided to release the March benefit slightly earlier. All customers who are receiving regular and ongoing SNAP benefits, whose cases are active, received March benefits on February 26th, 2019. These funds are available on your EBT card. Please note that there will be no other payments in March.
SNAP benefits for April 2019 and the remainder of the year will return to its normal staggered issuance schedule between the 1st and 10th day of the month.