In the state of New York, there are currently 1,670,664 households receiving SNAP benefits or Food Stamps, with about 2,887,608 New Yorkers receiving benefits in November 2022 alone. If you are currently receiving SNAP benefits in New York, 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 New York SNAP Payment Schedule for March 2023, including deposit dates for NYC and upstate New York.

What day do SNAP benefits get deposited in New York for March

New York SNAP Payment Schedule for March 2023

In the state of New York, each county distributes SNAP benefits to those who qualify.

In addition, there is no single date on which all SNAP benefits are issued.

Instead, in all counties except NYC, benefits are sent out over the first 9 days of every month, based on the last digit of your case number.

New York City residents receive benefits on a different schedule.

See below for the SNAP payment schedule for NYC and upstate New York for March 2023.

New York City Residents – SNAP Issuing Schedule

As mentioned above, SNAP Benefits for NYC recipients are deposited based on a completely different schedule from the rest of the state.

The actual dates change from month to month.

When you receive your benefits depends on the last digit of your case number, otherwise known as “Toe Digit”. 

Benefits are issued during the first two weeks of the month, on days that are not Sundays or holidays.

See the schedule below for March 2023:

Toe Digit:SNAP Benefits are deposited on:

All NY Counties Except New York City

For the rest of the state, when your food stamps benefit is deposited on your EBT Card depends on the last digit of your case number.

Benefits are available on Weekends and Holidays.

Any remaining balance on your EBT card is added to the next month’s balance.

Here is the schedule of payment based on the last digit of your case number:

All Counties Except NYC
If your Case Number ends in:SNAP Benefits are deposited on:
0 or 1March 1
2March 2
3March 3
4March 4
5March 5
6March 6
7March 7
8March 8
9March 9

How much will I get in New York 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 New York SNAP Calculator.

New York SNAP Maximum Benefit Amount by Household Size for Fiscal Year 2023
Effective October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023
Household SizeMaximum SNAP Benefit Allotment
Each Additional Household Member: Add$211

Food Stamps: March Benefits for New York Recipients

All SNAP households should receive their March 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 them to purchase produce at farmers’ markets, including markets that offer double bucks (Health Bucks in New York City).

"Stores that accept EBT online in New York"

What Grocery Stores Accept New York EBT Online for Delivery?

Currently, there are 30 grocery stores that accept New York EBT Cards online for grocery delivery or pick-up.

You can use your New York EBT card to make purchases online at the following grocery stores:

  • 3 Guys From Brooklyn
  • ACME
  • ALDI
  • Amazon
  • BJs Wholesale Club
  • Dash’s Market
  • Fairway Market
  • Ferreira Foodtown
  • Food Bazaar
  • Foodtown-Freshtown
  • Gourmet Garage
  • GreenStar Food Co-op
  • Hannaford
  • Hub on the Hill
  • Manhattan Fruit Market
  • My Foodtown
  • Pioneer Supermarket
  • Price Chopper Supermarkets
  • Price Rite
  • Sam’s Club Scan and Go
  • Schneider’s of Kirkwood
  • ShopRite
  • Skips on the Ridge
  • Stop & Shop
  • Target
  • Tops Market
  • Walmart
  • Wegmans
  • Weis Markets
  • Whole Foods

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

New York Income Limits for 2023

To see if your household’s income meets the fiscal year 2023 SNAP Eligibility Requirements, use the chart below:

New York SNAP Income Eligibility Standards for Fiscal Year 2023
Effective October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023
Household SizeThe Maximum Gross Monthly Income for Households with Child/Dependent Care Costs – (200% of FPL)Maximum Gross Monthly Income for Households with earned income – (150% of FPL)Maximum Gross Monthly Income for Households without Senior/Disabled Members – (130% of FPL)Monthly Net Income (100% of FPL)
Each Additional Household Member: Add$787$590$512$394

How do I contact New York EBT Customer Service?

You can reach New York EBT Customer Service at 1-888-328-6399.

You can call NY the EBT toll-free number 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.

Business Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM

Staff is available through the automated phone system during business hours.

When you call, your call will be answered by an automated system.

The auto-attendant will guide you through menu options to help direct your call.

You may use the helpline to:

  • Check your SNAP or cash account balance information.
  • Hear your last ten transactions.
  • Request a printed 2-month statement of your account history.
  • File a claim if you suspect that a transaction error occurred.
  • Change your PIN.
  • Report damaged, lost, or stolen cards, and request a replacement card be mailed to you.

"New York stores that accept EBT on Instacart"

Can you use New York EBT on Instacart?

Yes, you can use the New York SNAP EBT card to shop at select groceries stores using Instacart.

Below is the list of grocery stores in New York that accept SNAP EBT cards using Instacart.

  • ALDI
  • Hannaford
  • Price Chopper
  • Price Rite
  • ShopRite
  • Wegmans

New York SNAP Payment Schedule for March 2023 Summary

Here’s the bottom line about New York SNAP Payment Schedule for March 2023:

SNAP households in all counties outside of New York City should have their SNAP deposits between March 1st – March 9th.

Those SNAP households in the five-borough New York City region should see their benefits issues from March 1st – March 11th.


We hope this post on New York SNAP Payment Schedule for March was helpful.

If you have further questions about New York SNAP or EBT Card, please let us know in the comments section below.

Wondering about extra SNAP benefits for March 2023? February was the last month to receive Extra Food Stamps in New York. To learn more, read our article.

Also, be sure to check out our other articles about NY SNAP and EBT, including:

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