With the coronavirus still going on in a rampage, getting access to food items and other basic and necessary items has become more important and necessary than ever. In this article, Amazon expands use of SNAP benefits for online grocery to 11 more states, I will be sharing a piece of very important information with you pertaining to the snap benefit program. By now we should have all known of the snap program already and the benefits that beneficiaries get to enjoy from it. If you don’t know about the snap program already, you need to make reference to other articles and contents about the program in this site. You can also get more information regarding this program at Tecteem.
Amazon Expands Use Of SNAP Benefits For Online Grocery To 11 More States
Snap beneficiaries will now be able to make use of their snap benefits to purchase groceries online via their ebt cards. Amazon one of the biggest online retailers in the world made the announcement not too long ago. This news came at just about the right time. The snap program which is already famous among most low-income families in the US has just about everything right with it with just a few flaws to its name.
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One of the few flaws with this program is that users and beneficiaries are unable to purchase grocery items online with it. But with an announcement in lieu of a United States department of agriculture pilot program launched in 2019, snap beneficiaries will now be able to purchase grocery items online from most online retail outlets including Amazon.
With the coronavirus still not in check, this program and development is now important than ever. This is due to the fact that in-store shopping can lead to people contracting the virus faster. With the online buying option users and people can now purchase food items and have them delivered to their homes.
The coronavirus pandemic saw many families enrolling in the snap benefits program and this is due to the fact that they have all been forced out of their jobs. At the launch of this program, the online retail platforms said that the program would increase the access of food for remote customers and this is so true.
11 States That Can Now Purchase Food And Grocery Items Online On Amazon
Just as the title of this content clearly notes, the purchase of grocery items have now been extended to 11 states and in this article, I will be making mention of the newly added states and they are;
- New Mexico.
- West Virginia.
- New Jersey.
These are the newly added states and they are eleven in number. With the addition of these 11 states, the number of states that can now process payments online using their snap ebt cards are now 25 across the United States, Washington included. This means that after purchasing food and grocery items online on amazon, they can now select EBT as a means of payment at checkout. For clarity purposes the other states that have been enjoying the benefits of purchasing online from amazon using their snap ebt card are;
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- New York.
- New Jersey.
- New Mexico.
- North Carolina.
- West Virginia.
These are the 25 states in total that this option is available to. However, you should know that Amazon is not the only retailer that is offering online purchases of groceries for snap. Some of the other retailers include Walmart and ShopRite amongst others. For stets where the amazon fresh service is available, they can access it without having a prime membership. Also, it has offered to offer free shipping for both the amazon fresh and amazon pantry order services.
The united states department of agriculture has reiterated its desire to make this program available to other states including Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, Indiana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Nevada, Rhode Island, Wyoming and Tennessee. All of the states mentioned are in their planning phase and very soon the option of purchasing online will be made available to users in the states.
How To Purchase Groceries Online In Amazon Using The SNAP EBT
The steps and procedures of purchasing food and grocery items online from amazon using the snap ebt card is the same as purchasing online. Normally when purchasing items online, you will have to move the said items after selecting them to your cart and then to checkout. And from checkout, you will be prompted to select a means or mode of payment. When selecting or choosing a means of payment, you will have to select SNAP EBT. That’s it; it’s that easy, simple, and straight forward. There are no hidden steps or procedures.
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