SNAP-benefits

Changes to SNAP income thresholds will expand eligibility for benefits, Wolf admin says

BY: - September 22, 2022

Beginning on Oct. 1, Pennsylvania will increase the income threshold for SNAP applicants to 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines (FPIG), the Department of Human Services said, adding that “more than 420,000 additional Pennsylvanians in more than 174,000 households will be newly eligible for SNAP” as a result of the change. 

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We have to ensure Pa.’s most vulnerable have access to food during COVID-19 | Opinion

BY: - April 17, 2020

Pennsylvania has to join a pilot program of the United States Department of Agriculture that would allow for online purchases using SNAP benefits.

U.S. House Dems decry Trump’s food stamp cuts: ‘Ebenezer Scrooge would be proud’

BY: - December 19, 2019

The administration estimates that about 688,000 people nationwide will lose access to nutrition benefits under the new regulation.

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How Trump’s SNAP cuts will hurt people leaving prison, report | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 6, 2019

The White House is helping to undo criminal justice reform, which it supports. It's another instance of failing to see the through-lines of policy.