From the looks of it, the story about the EBT / SNAP benefits being suspended in November until further notice is true.
(Reuters) - North Carolina has become the first state to cut off welfare benefits to poor residents in the wake of the partial federal government shutdown, ordering a halt to processing November applications until a deal is reached to end the federal standstill.Read the rest here.
The clock is ticking and it looks like a compromise to stop the US from defaulting is not going to happen.
Although I fully expect the Republicans to cave at the last moment.
If by some slim chance that they don't cave, and the US does go into default....well, you should have been ready by now.