CLS can help you if your SNAP application is denied or your benefits are cut off or reduced.
Before you call, please gather any paperwork you think may be relevant, including:
- Any letters or notices you have received recently from the County Assistance Office (CAO) regarding SNAP benefits.
- Recent pay stubs if you have them
- A recent bank statement
Community Legal Services
North Philadelphia Law Center
1410 West Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:00 am -12:00 pm
To apply for SNAP, go to compass.state.pa.us.
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:
As of 10/1/2022
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.
Food Stamp Only: How to Get Child Care and Other Supportive Services When Your Family Gets Food Stamps, But Not Cash Assistance
The Benefits of Benefits: Added Benefits of SNAP Cards in Philadelphia (from the Hunger Coalition)
Coalition Against Hunger (Find out more about where to get help with food)
SNAP Cookbook: Good and Cheap by Leanne Brown. Healthy recipes for people on a $4 per day budget.