In some states, such as New York and Texas, food stamp recipients can renew their food stamp benefits online. Some households must report on their information monthly to ensure the qualifying criteria still stand.
Other times, households must report changes to their circumstances when they become known, while other households must report changes once per quarter or semi-annually. If households fail to report changes that may alter how they qualify for food stamps, they may have to pay back the value of the extra benefits provided. Generally, an individual using food stamps should report changes in writing and mail the information to the office that oversees the recipient's benefits.