In the state of Pennsylvania, there are currently over 989,000 households receiving SNAP benefits or Food Stamps, with about 1.8 million Pennsylvanians receiving benefits in November 2021 alone. If you are currently receiving SNAP benefits in Pennsylvania, knowing when your food stamps will be deposited into your EBT card is important in helping you budget for the month. In this post, we will provide the Pennsylvania SNAP Payment Schedule for April 2022, including Cash Assistance deposits.
See the June 2022 schedule here. For May 2022 schedule, click here.
Pennsylvania SNAP Payment Schedule for April 2022
In the state of Pennsylvania, each county distributes SNAP benefits to those who qualify.
Payments are not made on a single day of the month.
Instead, Food Stamps Benefits are deposited on EBT Cards over the first 10 business days of every month.
Additionally, Cash Assistance Benefits are deposited between the 11th and 20th business day of the month.
When your food stamps benefit or cash assistance benefit is deposited on your EBT Card depends on the last digit of your case number.
See below for the SNAP payment schedule for Pennsylvania for April 2022.
|The last digit of your Case Number ends in||SNAP Benefits are deposited on|
Pennsylvania EBT Cash Benefit Schedule for 2022
When your Cash Assistance benefit is deposited on your EBT Card depends on the last digit of your case number.
Any remaining balance on your EBT card is added to the next month’s balance.
Here is the schedule of payment based on the last digit of your case number:
|The last digit of your Case Number ends in||Cash Benefits are deposited on|
How much will I get in Pennsylvania Food Stamps?
The chart below shows the maximum SNAP benefits you can get based on the number of people in your household.
To calculate the exact amount you are likely to get based on your household income, see our post on Pennsylvania SNAP Calculator.
|Household Size||Maximum SNAP Allotment|
|For each additional member over 8||$188|
Food Stamps: April Benefits for Pennsylvania Recipients
All SNAP households should receive their April benefits according to schedule.
If you did not receive your food stamps on schedule, call the SNAP office to find out why.
You can use your SNAP benefits to shop online, including on Amazon.
Additionally, you can use SNAP benefits to purchase produce at farmers’ markets, including markets that offer double bucks.
Pennsylvania’s Food Stamp Enrollment on the Rise
Food Stamps enrollment in the state of Pennslyvania has gone up and down during the pandemic.
However, recent data shows that there’s been a steady increase in recent months.
Additionally, there have been increases during the last seven straight months, according to newly released data from the state Department of Human Services.
More than 1,891,000 Pennsylvanians are now enrolled in SNAP benefits, approaching the record-setting enrollment levels of the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among the potential reasons for the increase are:
1. Increasing food prices might be pushing more people who were already eligible to apply.
2. Pandemic-era rules that eased some paperwork requirements making it easier to stay enrolled in the program.
3. The end of the monthly Child Tax Credit in December, which had provided families with kids up to $300 monthly per child.
Additionally, Enrollment in Medicaid has grown significantly.
This is largely because of a federal rule instituted in March 2020 that kept most people enrolled.
In the state of Pennslyvania, there are currently more than 3.4 million people enrolled in Medicaid.
Here’s the bottom line about the Pennsylvania SNAP Payment Schedule for April 2022:
SNAP households in all counties in Pennsylvania should have their SNAP deposits between April 1st – April 14th.
Additionally, Cash Benefits recipients should have their assistance benefits deposits between April 18th – April 29th.
We hope this post on the Pennsylvania SNAP Payment Schedule for April was helpful.
If you have further questions about Pennsylvania SNAP or EBT Card, please let us know in the comments section below.
For more help on what and where you can use your Pennsylvania EBT Card, check out our other articles here:
PA EBT Deposit Schedule for May
Pennsylvania SNAP Benefits FAQs
How to Create COMPASS Online Account
My COMPASS Account Login
How to get a Pennsylvania EBT Card Replacement
February Extra SNAP Benefits for PA
Does Whole Foods Accept Food Stamps in PA?
Using SNAP Benefits at Costco