Here’s a bit of good news for those of you who qualify for Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, or EBT assistance. (For those of you outside the U.S., these programs provide financial assistance to low-income individuals.) Amazon will offer Prime membership for $5.99 per month, $7 dollars a month than the normal $12.99 a year plan. Users will need to verify their status as eligible for benefits every 12 months.
Prime Membership includes streaming video, streaming music, and a lending library of eBooks and magazines. But the biggest benefit for those with tight budgets is the free 2-day shipping on just about everything. For many folks with medical, mobility, or transportation issues, being able to get just about anything delivered to your home within two days with no fees for delivery can be a big plus. If you’re someone who has problems transporting heavier items like cat litter, detergent, furniture etc… having items turn up right at your door.
Or, if transportation is a problem, having household items available at competitive prices and delivered right to your door can be a big plus. Users can also save up to 20% off items like diapers and baby food with subscription plans. Users cannot share the subscription with other members of the household.
To start an Amazon Account or log into your current one, click here.
Then click on Get Started.
If you’re new to Amazon, you’ll need to create an account.
Existing customers can verify with their phone number or email address.
You can choose to qualify through your Medicaid or EBT information.
You’ll need to provide the card number, the state it is issued in, and upload an image of the card.
The discount can last up to four years, but you will need to reconfirm your eligibility yearly. All in all, a pretty simple process.