Why does the OpenAI key expire so fast?

One of our users registered for an OpenAI API key just now for use in a project, but the key expires in May 1 this year. Why?

Previously, you would’ve received 12 months to spend the $18 grant, but why is it now less than two weeks? Thanks.

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Thanks. However, some users still receive $18 when they first sign up now, and this does not explain why we have so less time for the free trial.