Walmart+ memberships are now available at half price for consumers receiving government assistance

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The Walmart+ Assist program will give shoppers all the benefits of the full-price membership

Walmart has announced that it will offer its membership program, Walmart+, at half the price to consumers who receive government assistance.

The discount, dubbed Walmart+ Assist, will be applicable for either monthly or yearly Walmart+ membership plans. 

“Walmart+ Assist was designed to do exactly what’s in the name: assist those who need it most,” said Venessa Yates, senior vice president and general manager of Walmart+. “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.” 

Same benefits, half the price

With Walmart+ Assist, members will still get all the same benefits of the membership program, but at half the cost. These benefits include: 

  • A Paramount+ subscription

  • Free delivery from Walmart stores

  • Nationwide gas discounts

  • Free shipping with no order minimum

  • Returns from home

  • Mobile scan and go 

  • Walmart Rewards on popular items

  • Early access to online sales, product releases, and special pricing 

  • Video streaming with Pluto TV  


Both existing and new Walmart+ members will be eligible for Walmart+ Assist. If you’re a current member, you go through the same verification process as new members, and you’ll receive a prorated refund for the difference; then, the new discounted membership price will start immediately. 

To verify your eligibility for Walmart+ Assist, Walmart has partnered with SheerID, a third-party verification service that will ensure members are receiving benefits from one of the following organizations: SNAP, WIC, Medicaid, SSI, TANF, TTANF, NSLP, or LIHEAP.

Consumers will input their personal information into the SheerID site and receive confirmation of their eligibility. 

Once eligibility is verified, consumers will be taken to the Walmart+ website to sign up for a discounted monthly or yearly membership at either $6.47/month or $49/year. Currently, a Walmart+ membership runs consumers $12.95/month or $98/year. 

The verification for Walmart+ Assist will last for one year from the time of enrollment. After that, Walmart+ will continue to check members’ status each year to maintain the discounted membership price. 

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