The arrival of Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 25, means that benefit payments in the United States of America are likely to be affected, with this including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) initiative.
As Thanksgiving occurs on the fourth Thursday of November, with this year’s taking place on the 25th, those people receiving Social Security benefit payments see their money arrive on the second, third or fourth Wednesday of each month depending on when your birthday is, as this is a way of circumventing any potential issues with holidays.
Should the payment date fall on a federal holiday, though, you will typically be paid immediate before the federal holiday takes place.
Therefore, with Thanksgiving coming on a Thursday, Social Security payments will not be impacted. That said, there are other benefits that could be affected depending on whether you claim benefits and where you live.
What about SNAP payments?
SNAP benefits and food stamps will usually be deposited on the same day each money in the large majority of states, irrespective of whether or not if falls on a weekend or a holiday, but some states may have a delay if it falls on a federal holiday.
An example of this is shown with Social Security offices being closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Therefore, if you were to apply for benefits or file a claim over the holiday weekend, it would not be processed until Monday morning, with the payments issued one day later on the Tuesday.
Unemployment benefit payments tend to depend on the state, so in New Hampshire the Employment Security office shuts on Black Friday.
The best advice is to get in touch with your state directly to see when and how you will receive your payment, as this will also allow you to learn when and how your payment will be deposited.
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