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Extra Food Stamps for Pennsylvania – February 2022

Will Pennsylvania food stamps recipients receive extra SNAP benefits for February 2022? The state of Pennsylvania was approved by the USDA for extra SNAP EBT maximum benefits in February. In this post, we will provide the release dates for Extra SNAP Benefits for Pennsylvania for February 2022.

In addition, if you have not received your benefits for January 2022 or December 2021, we have also provided the release dates below.

The extra food stamps are part of the Emergency Allotment (EA) Program.

SNAP EBT cardholders will receive the maximum benefit amount for their household size.

If you want to know how much in extra SNAP benefits you can expect in February 2022 and when you’ll receive them, continue reading below.

Click here for March 2022 Schedule.

"Extra Food Stamps for Pennsylvania - February 2022"

Table of Contents

  • What are Emergency Allotment benefits?
  • Who qualifies for extra SNAP benefits?
  • How much extra food stamps will I receive?
  • When you’ll receive your Extra Food Stamps in Pennsylvania
  • Extra Food Stamps for Pennsylvania – February 2022
  • Extra Food Stamps for Pennsylvania – January 2022 and December 2021
  • Pennsylvania Food Stamps to increase by 25%

What are Emergency Allotment benefits?

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act authorized emergency SNAP benefits because of COVID-19. These are also called Extra food stamps.

EA benefits are part of the Pandemic Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as P-SNAP.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approves requests from states for the extra food stamps benefits on a month-by-month basis.

The USDA approves the requests based on a public health emergency declaration by the Secretary of Health and Human Services under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act related to an outbreak of COVID-19 when a state has also issued an emergency or disaster declaration.

We will update this post each month to reflect the extra food stamps that were approved for the month.

Who qualifies for extra Pennsylvania SNAP benefits?

Any household that is currently receiving SNAP benefits qualifies for extra food stamp Emergency Allotment (EA) benefits.

There is no extra paperwork to turn in to get the extra SNAP benefits.

It will simply be added to your EBT card, and you’ll be able to use it just like regular Pennsylvania SNAP benefits.

In addition, any household that is approved for SNAP EBT in a month when EA benefits are issued will also qualify to receive extra food stamp benefits.

To find out how much you can expect to receive in extra SNAP benefits, continue reading below.

How Much will you get in Extra Food Stamps Benefits?

According to the USDA, The extra food stamps you will receive are the difference between the SNAP household’s maximum benefit for the household size.

However, all households receive extra food stamps of at least $95.

Also, those households currently receiving $95 or more will continue to receive that
same amount. There will be no change in extra benefits for these households.

Additionally, those households receiving the maximum base SNAP benefit for their household size at the current temporary level of 115 percent will receive extra benefits of $95 per month.

Lastly, those households with a calculated extra food stamps benefit amount less than $95 will receive extra benefits totaling $95 per month.

The maximum SNAP allotment for your household size for October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2022, is as follows:

1 household member: $250.
2 household members: $459.
3 household members: $658.
4 household members: $$835.
5 household members: $992.
6 household members: $1,190.
7 household members: $1,316.
8 household members: $1,504.
Each additional person: +$188.

Extra Food Stamps for Pennsylvania – February 2022

To find out when you can expect to receive your Emergency Allotment EA benefits on your Pennsylvania SNAP EBT Card for February 2022, see below.

When will I receive my extra food stamp benefits for February 2022?

Pennsylvania has been approved for emergency allotments for the month of February 2022.

The payments will be issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS).

February Extra Allotment (EA) benefits will be issued according to the following schedule below:

For February 2022, Pennsylvania Extra Food Stamps Benefits will be paid from February 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, and March 1.

In addition, there will be clean-up issuances on April 8th.

The Number of Pennsylvania households that are eligible for benefits for February 2022 is 1,000,487.

The state will receive $165,895,575 in Extra food stamps emergency allotments for the month.

Extra Food Stamps for Pennsylvania for January 2022

Pennsylvania has been approved for emergency allotments for the month of January 2022.

The payments will be issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS).

January Extra Allotment (EA) benefits will be issued according to the following schedule below:

For January 2022, Pennsylvania Extra Food Stamps Benefits will be paid from January 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29.

In addition, there will be clean-up issuances on March 4th.

The Number of Pennsylvania households that are eligible for benefits for October 2021 is 996,009.

The state will receive $164,995,448 in Extra food stamps emergency allotments for the month.

Extra Food Stamps for Pennsylvania for December 2021

Pennsylvania has been approved for emergency allotments for the month of December 2021.

The payments will be issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS).

December Extra Allotment (EA) benefits will be issued according to the following schedule below:

For December 2021, Pennsylvania Extra Food Stamps Benefits will be paid from December 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, and 30.

In addition, there will be clean-up issuances on February 4th.

The Number of Pennsylvania households that are eligible for benefits for December 2021 is 986,993.

The state will receive $163,668,553 in Extra food stamps emergency allotments for the month.

Pennsylvania Food Stamps to increase by 25%

Here’s great news for Pennsylvania food stamps recipients.

The Biden administration is increasing food stamps benefits by 25%. Yes, you read that right.

Starting in October 2021, average food stamps benefits will rise more than 25% above pre-pandemic levels.

This marks the biggest-ever increase for the program. The boost comes as a temporary increase of 15% was set to expire in September.

The increased assistance will be available indefinitely to all Pennsylvania SNAP beneficiaries.

This increase is part of efforts by the Biden Administration to strengthen the country’s social safety net, including SNAP benefits.

What is the Pennsylvania Food Stamps Phone Number?

If you have any questions about your SNAP benefits, please contact the Pennsylvania SNAP Customer Service Center at 1-877-395-8930 (In Philadelphia 1-215-560-7226).

Additionally, if you have questions about your EBT card, please contact the EBT customer service number at 1-888-328-7366.

If you would like to apply for SNAP, you can apply online using COMPASS here.

Extra Food Stamps for Pennsylvania – February 2022 Summary

We hope this post on Extra Food Stamps for Pennsylvania – February 2022 is helpful.

If you have further questions about SNAP or EBT in general, please let us know in the comments section below.

Be sure to check out our other articles about SNAP and EBT, including:
Pennsylvania Food Stamps Increase
Pennsylvania SNAP Benefits FAQs
How to Create COMPASS Online Account
My COMPASS Account Login
Pennsylvania EBT Phone Number

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Kwame Kuadey

Kwame Kuadey writes about personal finance and the social safety net. His career started in banking but he caught the entrepreneurial bug and has spent the last decade building successful businesses, including an Inc. 500 Company. Kwame believes everyone has the power to improve their quality of life by seeking knowledge and taking action. In 2012, Kwame founded Empower Media to help low-income households improve their financial situation. His expertise is in topics relevant to low-income households, including government benefits and assistance, banking products, access to credit, plus tools & resources to help reduce income volatility and build wealth. Kwame has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, Washington Post, ABC, and NPR.

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