About the problem in access to API key after 3 months

I was on a plus subscription and I received free credits worth $5, which is now expired as of June 8th. if I don’t use plus account and recharge my api credit worth $5, will I be able to access api key?

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Chat and API are completely separate. So yes. Do note that as of right now, it looks like API credits might expire after one year if left unused.