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Pennsylvania SNAP Payment Schedule for October

In the state of Pennsylvania, there are currently over 975,193 households receiving SNAP benefits or Food Stamps, with about 1,831,448 Pennsylvanians receiving benefits in June 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 October 2022, including Cash Assistance deposits.

"Pennsylvania SNAP Payment Schedule for October"

Pennsylvania SNAP Payment Schedule for October 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 October 2022.

The last digit of your Case Number ends in SNAP Benefits are available on
1 October 3
2 October 4
3 October 5
4 October 6
5 October 7
6 October 11
7 October 12
8 October 13
9 October 14
0 October 17

Pennsylvania EBT Cash Benefit Schedule for October 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 available on
1 October 18
2 October 19
3 October 20
4 October 21
5 October 24
6 October 25
7 October 26
8 October 27
9 October 28
10 October 31

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.

SNAP Maximum Benefit Amount by Household Size for Fiscal Year 2023
Effective October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023
Household Size Maximum SNAP Benefit Allotment
1 $281
2 $516
3 $740
4 $939
5 $1,116
6 $1,339
7 $1,480
8 $1,691
Each Additional Household Member: Add $211

Food Stamps: October Benefits for Pennsylvania Recipients

All SNAP households should receive their October 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.

What Fast Food Places Take Pennsylvania EBT/Food Stamps/SNAP?

The Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) is a federal program that enables qualified elderly, disabled, and homeless food stamps recipients to buy food at authorized restaurants. Any state or county can enroll in the Restaurant Meals Program.

The purpose of the program is to help expand food access to those who do not have a place to store and cook food, who may not be able to prepare food or who don’t have access to a grocery store.

Not all states participate in the RMP.

Currently, the Restaurant Meal Program is running in the following states:

  • California
  • Arizona
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • New York
  • Rhode Island

In the state of Pennsylvania, some restaurants accept Food Stamp benefits from some homeless, elderly, or disabled people in exchange for low-cost meals.

Contact your County Assistance Office for a list of these restaurants.

Free, reduced school meals expanded in Pennsylvania

The United States Department of Agriculture has released federal income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-price school meals and free milk for the July 2022 – June 2023 school year.

Here are the updated income limits based on family size for 2022/2023:

Family Size Free Meals or Milk(130% of Poverty Guidelines) Reduced Price Meals(185% of Poverty Guidelines) Not Eligible for Free or Reduced Price Meals or Milk
One $0 to $17,667 $17,668 to $25,142 $25,143 and up
Two $0 to $23,803 $23,804 to $33,874 $33,875 and up
Three $0 to $29,939 $29,940 to $42,606 $42,607 and up
Four $0 to $36,075 $36,076 to $51,338 $51,339 and up
Five $0 to $42,211 $42,212 to $ 60,070 $60,071 and up
Six $0 to $48,347 $48,348 to $68,802 $68,803 and up
Seven $0 to $54,483 $54,484 to $77,534 $77,535 and up
Eight $0 to $60,619 $60,620 to $86,266 $86,267 and up

Pennsylvania SNAP Payment Schedule for October Summary

Here’s the bottom line about the Pennsylvania SNAP Payment Schedule for October 2022:

SNAP households in all counties in Pennsylvania should have their SNAP deposits between October 3rd – October 17th.

Additionally, Cash Benefits recipients should have their assistance benefits deposits between October 18th – October 31st.

Questions?

We hope this post on the Pennsylvania SNAP Payment Schedule for October 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:

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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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