Starting October 2022, Pennsylvania has increased the income limit to qualify for SNAP (food stamps). If you were denied before, you might qualify now! Please see the chart at right for the new income limits by household size. If your monthly income is below these limits, you may qualify for SNAP.
If your household has just one or two people in it, and your income is below these limits, you should qualify for at least the minimum benefit of $23 per month.
If your households has 3 or more people, you may or may not qualify for SNAP. It depends on your income and your expenses – especially your housing and your child care expenses. People with higher incomes and with low expenses may not qualify. But it can’t hurt to apply and find out!
During the public health emergency (likely through February 2023), every household that qualifies for SNAP will get the maximum benefit for their household size. For example, even if your “normal” SNAP for your family of 2 is $23 per month, you will get $516 per month through February 2023. The extra SNAP will come in the second half of the month. Apply soon!
To apply for SNAP visit COMPASS. Or go in person to your local County Assistance Office. Or call the Coalition Against Hunger at (215) 430-0556.
If your application is denied, Community Legal Services may be able to help. Call (215) 227-2400 for our current intake hours.
Maximum Monthly SNAP Benefit by Household Size
(Oct 1 2022-Sept 30 2023)
|Household Size||Income Limit||Maximum SNAP|
|Each add’l member|