Usually, you will only get three full months (and any partial months) of food stamps in a 36-month period if you do not meet work requirements.
A new 36-month clock started on January 1, 2021. You will get 3 full months of food stamps as of that date, even if you do not meet the work requirements or are not excused (not exempt) from meeting those requirements.
If you were not exempt or meeting the work requirements, or you lost food stamps because of this before January 1, 2021, and have not reapplied since then, you should reapply as soon as you can.
If you are exempt or meeting work requirements, you will keep getting food stamps as you have been.
- See "I am an ABAWD. I live in King County. Am I exempt from the work requirements?" below.
If you do not qualify for an exemption or meet work requirements, and you get, or have gotten, your three full months of food stamps after January 1, 2021, you might not get food stamps again until 2024 (WAC 388-444-0030).