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Walmart is offerings a discount on its Walmart+ subscription service for people receiving some types of government assistance.Walmart
Walmart is offerings a discount on its Walmart+ subscription service for people receiving some types of government assistance.
In a press release, Venessa Yates, SVP and General Manager, Walmart+, said recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, or SNAP, Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, and Medicaid will be eligible for the half-price subscription. The discounted price will be $6.47 a month, or $49 a year, compared to $98 a year. Membership benefits include free shipping on online orders, gas discounts, free grocery delivery and access to Paramount+ streaming services.
“We’re making it easier and more accessible for government-assisted customers to become members and take advantage of the full suite of savings Walmart+ has to offer them,” Yates wrote.
The new program is available to all eligible new and existing members. Existing members who qualify an sign up will receive a prorated refund and the new price will start immediately.
To sign up you should visit Walmart.com/plus/assist to verify eligibility through SheerID.
In 2019, Walmart was one of the first retailers to begin taking part in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s SNAP online purchase pilot. Walmart is now the first retailer to accept SNAP benefits online in all 50 states.
Updated July 20 at 8:13 p.m. to reflect SSI, not Social Security, is included in the program.