The North Dakota Department of Human Services announced Monday that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for March will be issued to qualifying low-income households on March 1. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide funding for next month’s benefits even if there is a second partial federal government shutdown, DHS said. In North Dakota, SNAP benefits are normally issued to electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards on the first day of each month, but february benefits were issued early due to the partial federal government shutdown.

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SNAP benefits beyond March are unknown at this time. Any information regarding future benefits will be communicated by the department.

Qualifying households can check account balances by calling the North Dakota EBT customer service line at 800-630-4655 or by using the new ebtEDGE mobile app that is available in the Apple Store and Google Play Store. For more information, visit