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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.  

The Maximum Thrifty Food Plan is the maximum number of benefits a household can receive. Below are the Maximum Thrifty Food Plan amounts effective October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020.

HOUSEHOLD SIZE MAXIMUM THRIFTY FOOD PLAN
1$194
2$355
3$509
4$646
5$768
6$921
7$1,018
8$1,164
9$1,310
10$1,456
Each Additional Member$146

Below is the payment schedule for April 2020, which will help you 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 April 11, 2020.

April 2020

​Payday Digit:
​1
​2
​3
4
​5
​6
7
​8
​9
​10
​Date Available:
​4/11
​4/14
4/15
​4/16
​4/17
​4/18
​4/21
​4/22
​4/23
​4/24


On April 30, 2020, DHS received approval for a waiver extension to issue the extra payments for May 2020. 

Below is the payment schedule for May 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 May 15, 2020.

May 2020

​Payday Digit:
​1
​2
​3
4
​5
​6
7
​8
​9
​10
​Date Available:
​5/15
​5/16
5/19
​5/20
​5/21
​5/22
​5/23
​5/27
​5/28
​5/29


On
 May 28, 2020, DHS received approval for a waiver extension to issue the extra payments for June 2020. 

Below is the payment schedule for June 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 June 16, 2020.

June 2020

​Payday Digit:
​1
​2
​3
4
​5
​6
7
​8
​9
​10
​Date Available:
​6/16
​6/17
6/18
​6/19
​6/20
​6/23
​6/24
​6/25
​6/26
​6/27


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.

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.