Wednesday, September 30, 2020

New Income Requirements to Receive SNAP benefits

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania health officials announced Tuesday new income requirements to receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) annually evaluates the income eligibility standards, the Maximum Thrifty Food Plan and the minimum benefit amount.

Enrollment for SNAP statewide has increased by 105,624 people since February, for a total enrollment of about 1,843,083 in August — a 6% increase. Here are the new income requirements.