SNAP Households Survey -
Providers (formerly Fresh EBT) is a free mobile app that helps over 5 million low-income families manage their SNAP benefits. To understand how the circumstances in the lives of Providers users are changing, we have been conducting surveys each month.
September 2021 key findings
The following insights come from a 10-minute multiple choice and open response survey conducted by Providers to a random sample of 7,409 of over 5 million Providers users from September 1 - September 14, 2021. All respondents are EBT cardholders.
The August Child Tax Credit again reduced housing, food, and financial insecurity
Source: Random sample of Providers users
The August Child Tax Credit reduced hardship
of respondents with children under 18 years old received a payment in August 2021.*
*The portion of Providers users with children under 18 who received the August Child Tax Credit payment varies across different surveys, ranging from 68-84%.
They were more likely to:
say they lived in stable housing
say they were very certain they would be able to stay in their current housing for the next 30 days