SNAP Benefits Arriving Early This Month

The current continuing resolution (CR) funding the federal government is set to expire on Dec. 11, 2020. The PA Department of Human Services (DHS), given the importance of SNAP benefits, is altering its distribution schedule for December in order to issue benefits before the CR sunsets to avoid any potential disruptions. All December SNAP payments will be available on EBT cards by December 11. Because of this, recipients may receive their benefits earlier than anticipated, but need to be aware that this early issuance is not an additional payment and will be the sole payment for December. For households that receive emergency allotments, their normal monthly payments and emergency allotments will be issued together. DHS is asking you to help communicate this to the people you serve to help alleviate potential confusion.