In the state of Tennessee, there are currently over 422,000 households receiving SNAP benefits or Food Stamps, with about 830,000 Tennesseeans receiving benefits in November 2021 alone. If you are currently receiving SNAP benefits in Tennessee, knowing when your food stamps will be deposited into your EBT card is important in helping you budget for the month. In this post, we will provide the Tennessee SNAP Payment Schedule for April 2022, including Cash Assistance deposits.
Tennessee SNAP Payment Schedule for April 2022
In the state of Tennessee, each county distributes SNAP benefits to those who qualify.
Payments are not made on a single day of the month.
Instead, Food Stamps Benefits are deposited on EBT Cards over the first 20 days of every month.
When your food stamps benefit is deposited on your EBT Card depends on the last two digits of your Social Security number.
See below for the SNAP payment schedule for Tennessee for April 2022.
|If your Social Security Number ends with:||Your SNAP Benefits will be available on:|
How much will I get in Tennessee Food Stamps?
The chart below shows the maximum SNAP benefits you can get based on the number of people in your household.
To calculate the exact amount you are likely to get based on your household income, see our post on Tennessee SNAP Calculator.
|Household Size||Maximum SNAP Allotment|
|For each additional member over 8||$188|
Food Stamps: April Benefits for Tennessee Recipients
All SNAP households should receive their April benefits according to schedule.
If you did not receive your food stamps on schedule, call the SNAP office to find out why.
You can use your SNAP benefits to shop online, including on Amazon.
Additionally, you can use SNAP benefits to purchase produce at farmers’ markets, including markets that offer double bucks.
Tennessee SNAP FAQs
Here are the most frequently asked questions about Tennessee SNAP Benefits:
Did Tennessee Suspend 3-Month Time Limit for ABAWDs?
Yes, the Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS) has suspended the SNAP 3-month time limit for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) who do not meet work requirements in all counties.
This means that Individuals between the ages of 18-49, who have lost SNAP because of the time limit rule may reapply.
A work requirement exemption will be granted for anyone who is not able to find work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since 1996, individuals ages 18 to 49 who are designated as ABAWDs have been allowed to participate in SNAP for no more than three months in a three-year period, unless working or participating in a training program for at least 20 hours per week.
However, states have had the flexibility to waive time-limit restrictions in instances where they can demonstrate a high unemployment rate or an inadequate number of jobs in a given locality.
The DHS is suspending the 3-month limit due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
What if I am denied SNAP benefits in Tennessee?
If your SNAP application was denied by the DHS and you believe you were wrongly denied, here’s what you should do:
First, you should contact the DHS right away. You have the right to ask for a review by a hearing officer.
However, you must make the request within 90 days from the date you get the notice about your SNAP benefits.
Also, you may have a friend or relative attend the hearing with you, or you may
want the help of legal aid or a private attorney.
If the hearing officer rules in your favor, you will get the correct amount of SNAP benefits you are eligible for.
However, if the hearing officer agrees with DHS, you will have to repay the value of any benefits you should not have received.
Tennessee SNAP Payment Schedule for April 2022 Summary
Here’s the bottom line about the Tennessee SNAP Payment Schedule for April 2022:
SNAP households in all counties in Tennessee should have their SNAP deposits between April 1st – April 20th.
We hope this post on the Tennessee SNAP Payment Schedule for April was helpful.
If you have further questions about Tennessee SNAP or EBT Card, please let us know in the comments section below.
For more help on what and where you can use your Tennessee EBT Card, check out our other articles here:
TN Food Stamps Office Locator
How Much Will I Get in TN SNAP?
Tennessee EBT Card Balance Check
Number to Call for Tennessee SNAP Benefits