SNAP Benefits Amounts Have Increased in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) announced on October 1, due to changes made by the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Services, that it was raising its income and benefit limits for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), meaning some people who previously weren’t eligible to receive assistance through the SNAP Program may now qualify. Factors that could contribute to a household’s higher SNAP allowances and income limits include household size, monthly income, and if a member of the household is 60 years of age or older or has a disability. Benefits were also expanded for college students enrolled in some employment and training programs. The SNAP income limit changes run through September 30, 2024.