In the state of Pennsylvania, there are currently over 994,462 households receiving SNAP benefits or Food Stamps, with about 1.85 million Pennsylvanians receiving benefits in January 2022 alone, according to the USDA. 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 May 2022, including Cash Assistance deposits. Click here for the June 2022 payment schedule.
Pennsylvania SNAP Payment Schedule for May 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 May 2022.
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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:
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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: May Benefits for Pennsylvania Recipients
All SNAP households should receive their May 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.
How much food costs in Pennsylvania, compared to the nation
With inflation rising in the United States (at 8% from the most recent data), food prices have been rising rapidly.
According to the Economic Policy Institute, a family of four – two adults and two children – can expect to pay an estimated $9,835 on food in 2022.
However, this amount varies across the country.
In Pennsylvania, a family of four can expect to spend an average of $9,903 on food in 2022.
This puts Pennslyvania as the 21st highest amount among states.
These numbers assume a nutritionally adequate diet for two adults and two children where almost all food is bought at a grocery store and prepared at home.
Pennsylvania SNAP Payment Schedule for May Summary
Here’s the bottom line about the Pennsylvania SNAP Payment Schedule for May 2022:
SNAP households in all counties in Pennsylvania should have their SNAP deposits between May 2nd – May 13th.
Additionally, Cash Benefits recipients should have their assistance benefits deposits between May 16th – May 27th.
We hope this post on the Pennsylvania SNAP Payment Schedule for May 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:
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