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SNAP Extra Payments

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) has been approved  for a SNAP waiver from the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

This waiver allows DHS to issue one-time issuances (OTI) to all SNAP recipient households that were receiving benefits in the month of March 2020, and are currently receiving benefits in April 2020 to bring their SNAP budget amount to the maximum available amount for their household size.

    • If you received benefits in March 2020 only, you will receive an OTI for March only.
    • If you received benefits in April 2020 only, you will receive an OTI for April only.
    • If you received benefits in March and April 2020, you will receive an OTI for both March and April combined. 

FNS has approved additional issuances through February 2021.

The Maximum Thrifty Food Plan is the maximum number of benefits a household can receive. Below are the Maximum Thrifty Food Plan amounts effective January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021.

HOUSEHOLD SIZE MAXIMUM THRIFTY FOOD PLAN
1$234
2$430
3$616
4$782
5$929
6$1,114
7$1,232
8$1,408
9$1,584
10$1,760
Each Additional Member$176


Monthly Payment Schedules

November 2020

Below is the payment schedule for November 2020, which will help to identify what day you can expect to see your OTI deposited onto your EBT card. For example, if you are a Digit 1, your OTI will be available on November 14, 2020.

​Payday Digit:
​1
​2
​3
4
​5
​6
7
​8
​9
​10
​Date Available:
​11/14
​11/17
11/18
​11/19
​11/20
​11/23
​11/24
​11/25
​11/26
​12/01


December 2020

Below is the payment schedule for December 2020, which will help to identify what day you can expect to see your OTI deposited onto your EBT card. For example, if you are a Digit 1, your OTI will be available on December 2, 2020.

​Payday Digit:
​1
​2
​3
4
​5
​6
7
​8
​9
​10
​Date Available:
​12/2
​12/2
12/3
​12/3
​12/4
​12/5
​12/8
​12/9
​12/10
​12/11


January 2021

Below is the payment schedule for January 2021, which will help to identify what day you can expect to see your OTI deposited onto your EBT card. For example, if you are a Digit 1, your OTI will be available on January 16, 2021.

​Payday Digit:
​1
​2
​3
4
​5
​6
7
​8
​9
​10
​Date Available:
​1/16
​1/20
1/21
​1/22
​1/23
​1/26
​1/27
​1/28
​1/29
​1/30


February 2021

Below is the payment schedule for February 2021, which will help to identify what day you can expect to see your OTI deposited onto your EBT card. For example, if you are a Digit 1, your OTI will be available on February 13, 2021.

​Payday Digit:
​1
​2
​3
4
​5
​6
7
​8
​9
​10
​Date Available:
​2/13
​2/17
2/18
​2/19
​2/20
​2/23
​2/24
​2/25
​2/26
​2/27


Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Information

To check your EBT card balance, you can call 1-888-EBT-PENN (1-888-328-7366) or view it online at www.ConnectEBT.com.

Contact

For other questions about your SNAP benefits, you can call the Statewide Customer Service Center at 1-877-395-8930 or your local county assistance office.