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Information and resources about the Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program in Pennsylvania.

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COMPASS - Apply for Public Benefits and Services from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania residents can apply for a variety of programs offered by the PA Department of Human Services, including public assistance, food stamps, health care coverage, energy assistance and other social service programs at this site

Application for cash assistance, SNAP and Medical Assistance Benefits

You can apply for cash assistance, SNAP and Medical Assistance benefits online with Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. Paper forms can also be printed from the website.

Food Stamp/SNAP Benefits

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the name for the Food Stamp program. This brochure from Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. explains how the program works to provide food to qualified families in need.

Benefits.gov

Benefits.gov is the official benefits website of the U.S. government whose mission is to increase citizen access to benefit information, while reducing the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government. It is a free, online confidential tool that helps you find government benefits you may be eligible to receive.

COMPASS - Apply for Public Benefits and Services from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania residents can apply for a variety of programs offered by the PA Department of Human Services, including public assistance, food stamps, health care coverage, energy assistance and other social service programs at this site

Application for cash assistance, SNAP and Medical Assistance Benefits

You can apply for cash assistance, SNAP and Medical Assistance benefits online with Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. Paper forms can also be printed from the website.

Benefits.gov

Benefits.gov is the official benefits website of the U.S. government whose mission is to increase citizen access to benefit information, while reducing the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government. It is a free, online confidential tool that helps you find government benefits you may be eligible to receive.

Federal Court Finder

Find a federal court location by location or court name, including appellate, district, bankruptcy, probation and pretrial office, or federal defender organization. Each District Court has its own local forms which are generally available on the Court website.

COMPASS - Apply for Public Benefits and Services from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania residents can apply for a variety of programs offered by the PA Department of Human Services, including public assistance, food stamps, health care coverage, energy assistance and other social service programs at this site

Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services provides information on the EBT benefit delivery system which provides public assistance recipients with electronic access to their cash and food stamp benefits.

Nutrition Assistance Programs

This booklet from the Social Security Administration provides information about SNAP/food stamps and other nutritional programs for which you may be eligible such as, the Food Program For Women, Infants and Children (WIC), the Nutrition Services Incentive Program, and other nutrition assistance programs. [PDF] (June 2019)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Facts

This fact sheet from the Social Security Administration explains who can get Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits and how to apply for them. [PDF] (June 2019)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

An overview of Pennsylvania's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - formerly known as Food Stamps from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services - how it works, how you can apply, resource and income limits, household composition requirements, as well as details on eligible and ineligible food items.

Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT)

The Department of Human Services has launched of live hotline to assist families with the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program. Pennsylvanians who have not received their child’s P-EBT benefits or have an issue with P-EBT can dial 484-363-2137 Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.

STAY CONNECTED with the Lifeline Telephone and Broadband Assistance Program

The Lifeline Program is a federal government benefit that provides eligible low-income consumers a monthly discount on their phone or internet bill. The benefit can be used for voice (telephone), Broadband internet Access Service (or BIAS, usually called internet service), or a combined telephone/internet service product from a landline or wireless provider.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Provides Benefits for Millions of Adults Ages 50 and Older

Fact Sheet providing information on federal programs that provide nutrition assistance to older Americans from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). [PDF] (April 2018)

How to Access Benefits During Coronavirus: SNAP (Food Stamps), Medicaid, TANF & LIHEAP

If you lost a job or your hours were cut because of coronavirus (COVID-19), you may be eligible for SNAP (food stamps), Medicaid, cash assistance (TANF) or heating bill assistance (LIHEAP).

More SNAP on your EBT Card - COVID-19 Supplement

If you get SNAP you may get extra benefits on your EBT card to help buy food during the COVID-19 Crisis. Here is information from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia on the extra benefits and who is eligible to get them.

Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT)

The Department of Human Services has launched of live hotline to assist families with the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program. Pennsylvanians who have not received their child’s P-EBT benefits or have an issue with P-EBT can dial 484-363-2137 Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.

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