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SNAP (Food Stamps)

SNAP (Food Stamps)

Important News: Due to the federal government shutdown, Pennsylvania is issuing February’s SNAP benefits early.  Benefits that recipients would normally get in February will instead be issued on January 18.  This is not an extra payment - recipients will not get more SNAP benefits until March at the earliest. Please see this flyer for more information.

Most low-income people are eligible for SNAP benefits (also called food stamps or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits).  You might qualify if your income is below this amount:

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Income Limit
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If someone in your household is aged 60 or over, or receives disability benefits (like SSD or SSI), the income limit is even higher.  The amount of SNAP you can receive depends on your income, your expenses (especially your housing costs), and how many people are in your household.  

Apply for SNAP at your local welfare office.  To find that office, you can call the County Assistance Office’s Customer Service Center at (215) 560-7226.

How to get help:

Walk-in Intake

Community Legal Services
North Philadelphia Law Center

1410 West Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
9:00 am -12:00 pm

Philadelphia Legal Assistance
718 Arch Street, Suite 300N
Philadelphia, PA 19106-1535
Monday, Wednesday
9:00 am – 11:30 am

Phone Intake

Philadelphia Legal Assistance
Tuesday, Thursday
9:30 am – 12:00 pm