SNAP benefits will be distributed for the month of February, despite the partial federal government shutdown TODAY.
These benefits will be sent January 16, not January 18 or the regularly scheduled date in February. You can read more info from Allegheny County Department of Human Services here.
IMPORTANT: For questions directly related to SNAP benefits, please contact the PA Benefits Helpline at 800-692-7462 during business hours or your local county assistance office (Hours and locations).
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)**, once known as food stamps, helps individuals and families make ends meet.
Depending on income guidelines, SNAP recipients are allotted a specific dollar amount loaded onto a debit card, which gives you the freedom to choose what you eat.
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Let us guide you through the SNAP application process.
Send in the form below or call us directly at 1-833-822-SNAP (7627).
**In accordance with Federal civil rights law and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights and regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political belief, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA
**Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they apply for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through federal relay service at (800)877-8339. Additionally, program information may be available in languages other than English.