Do unused food stamps roll over to the next month?

If you are receiving SNAP benefits (previously known as food stamps), any unused money from this month will roll over into next month. There is no need to try to hit the exact amount on the card or to spend it all before the money goes away. It will remain on your EBT debit card, and your new monthly benefits will be added to whatever money was left over.

Now, this does not mean that you should start saving up benefits in order to gain a very large balance for the future. First off, if you don’t use your EBT card at all for one year, all of the money will be taken off of the card. Why? Because you obviously don’t need the extra money or you would’ve used the card.

Second, if you are using much less each month than is being put on the card, eventually your finances will probably be inspected more closely to see if you still really need food stamps. You don’t want to be on the receiving end of a food stamp fraud investigation, do you?

So, your SNAP benefits do roll over. But use them up if you need them; otherwise you’ll be forced to give them back.