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In Pennsylvania, where nearly 2 million depend on SNAP, there was an average loss of $181 SNAP dollars per household after the emergency allotments ended in March, according to the state Department of Human Services.
Nearly 2 million Pennsylvanians effected by SNAP emergency allotments ending, local organizations share resources
On The Spark Thursday, Shelley Peterson, Community Progress Council’s Director of Housing Education, and Amy Hill, Director of Community Engagement and Advocacy for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, joined us to discuss the impact of SNAP emergency allotments ending and resources to help SNAP recipients during this transition.
On average, people in Pennsylvania will be losing roughly $94 per person, per month in assistance.
Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania households will receive additional food stamp benefits, thanks to a settlement agreement as a result of a federal lawsuit.
In order to qualify, students must also have an estimated family contribution of zero dollars on their federal financial aid forms, and be work-study eligible although not necessarily working, per language from the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.
The temporary changes in eligibility will extend through the end of the COVID-19 health emergency, which the Biden administration has said is expected to last throughout 2021.