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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP (Food Stamps)

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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about the Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program in Pennsylvania.

  • 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. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
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  • Frequently Asked Questions About the Food Stamp Homeless Shelter Deduction

    Questions and answers from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia about the applications of the homeless shelter deduction in determining if a homeless person is eligible for Food Stamps. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • How to Get Child Care and Other Supportive Services When Your Family Gets Food Stamps, But Not Cash

    Families that get SNAP (food stamps), but not cash assistance ("SNAP-only" households) can get many of same special allowances for supportive services (SPALs) to attend school or job skills training that cash assistance families get. This fact sheet from the Community Justice Project contains information on obtaining supportive services from the County Assistance Office if your household only receives Food Stamp Benefits Read More

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    Community Justice Project
  • A Guide to Public Benefits

    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. provides this guide to some programs that are funded by the government to provide help to individuals and families during times of need. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
  • Legal Help for LGBTQ+ Individuals

    Community Legal Services (CLS) provides free legal assistance in civil matters for low-income residents of Philadelphia. We are strong advocates for our clients, including LGBTQ+ individuals, when they face the threat of losing their homes, incomes, health care, and even their families. We work on many legal issues including eviction, mortgage foreclosure, criminal record expungements, Medicaid, Food Stamps, and other public benefits, SSI, employment, utilities, and housing problems for people who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault. Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • 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. Read More

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Public Charge: Many People Can Still Safely Receive Public Benefits

    Information on immigrants' eligibility for public benefits under the Public Charge rule from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia. Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia