I’ve tried calling to check on my food stamps cause I’ve been waiting for them to come but I haven’t gotten anything

A) I understand your frustration with not receiving your food stamps. It’s important to know that there could be several reasons for the delay, such as:

Application processing: Depending on your state, processing times for food stamp applications can vary. It can take up to 30 days or beyond under certain circumstances.

Missing information: Your application might be missing crucial information, requiring follow-up from your state agency.

Benefit card delays: Sometimes, even after approval, there can be delays in receiving your EBT card.

Technical issues: Technical issues with the system can also cause delays in benefit issuance.

Since you’ve tried calling, try these alternative methods for checking on your food stamps:

Online portal: Many states provide online portals where you can check application status and benefit information. Check your state’s SNAP website for details.

In-person appointment: If you prefer face-to-face interaction, you can schedule an in-person appointment with your local SNAP office.

Contact your state agency: Each state has a designated SNAP hotline for inquiries. You can obtain the phone number from your state’s SNAP website or on https://www.fns.usda.gov/.

Contact a local community or advocacy group: They can offer guidance and assist you with contacting your state agency.


  • Document your calls: Keep a record of your call attempts, noting dates, times, and details of your conversation.
  • Request a supervisor: If you’re not getting answers, politely ask to speak with a supervisor.

Remember to be patient and persistent. It’s crucial to stay proactive and follow up until you receive your benefits. Don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance if you need help navigating the process.