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Need Help Paying for Food? Most Community College Students Can Now Get SNAP (Food Stamps)

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Need Help Paying for Food? Most Community College Students Can Now Get SNAP (Food Stamps)

Good news!  Starting March 2018, most low-income community college students can get SNAP benefits (food stamps).

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Until now, most students could only get SNAP if they are working 20 hours a week, receive work study, have young children, or have health problems.

Because of a new policy, now Pennsylvania’s community college students who are in programs that will improve their employability can also qualify for SNAP. 

SNAP provides up to $192 a month in benefits to buy food at grocery stores.  You can apply online at www.compass.state.pa.us. You will need to submit a form, completed by an official at your college.

 

More Resources:

What Colleges Need to Know About New SNAP Rules to Help Hungry Community College Students

DHS Operations Memo

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