SNAP Provisions of the Agricultural Act of 2014
On February 7, 2014, Congress passed the Agricultural Act of 2014, P.L. 113-79, which reauthorizes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (“SNAP”). Below are the SNAP retailer provisions that are effective immediately.
SNAP benefits cannot be used to pay bottle/can deposits unless it is a state-required fee.
SNAP retailers must pay for their own Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) equipment.
EXCEPTIONS: Eligible farmers’ markets, direct-marketing farmers, military commissaries, non-profit cooperatives or organizations, group living arrangements, treatment centers, and prepared meal services may continue to qualify for free EBT equipment and services until further notice.