More Pennsylvanians Now Eligible for SNAP

Starting October 1, Pennsylvania will increase the income threshold for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP.) With the change, anyone earning within 200% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines will be eligible. On average, Pennsylvanians enrolled in the program receive $63 per month in SNAP benefits. Over 420,000 more Pennsylvanians will now be eligible for SNAP.

To learn more, including income guidelines per household size, view PA DHS’s press release.

To apply for SNAP or other benefits online, visit the COMPASS website.

For information on local offices accepting SNAP applications, please visit PA 211’s website.


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