MAY 2021

SNAP Households Survey -
May Results

Fresh EBT is a free mobile app that helps over 4 million low-income families manage their SNAP benefits. To understand how the circumstances in the lives of Fresh EBT users are changing, we have been conducting surveys each month.



Tax filing rates suggest that a quarter of eligible Fresh EBT households may not start receiving Child Tax Credit payments in July.

Source: Random sample of Fresh EBT users

Only 59% of Fresh EBT users reported that they had filed taxes in 2021 by May.

Among users with children under 18, those who are likely eligible to start receiving monthly Child Tax Credit payments in July, 74% had filed taxes in 2021. 

A Fresh EBT user in Tennessee said what a permanent, expanded Child Tax Credit would mean to them: