October 13, 2022

SNAP Benefits Increase Beginning October 2022

On October 1, 2022 the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) increased to reflect changes in the cost of living due to inflation to help households better meet their food needs.

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For several months, food stamps recipients have been experiencing increased financial strain due to the rapid rise in food and grocery prices. Beginning October 1, Pennsylvania increased the income threshold for all applicants to 200% of the Federal Poverty Income. Households can expect an average of 12.5% increase in their benefits.

Household Size/Maximum Gross Monthly Income

  • 1/$2,266

  • 2/$3,052

  • 3/$3,840

  • 4/$4,626

  • 5/$5,412

  • 6/$6,200

  • 7/$6,986

  • 8/$7,772

  • 9/$8,560

  • 10/$9,348

  • Each additional member/+$788


Allegheny County residents who have questions about their SNAP benefits, want to check eligibility, or need help applying, can reach out to Just Harvest for assistance. Call 412-431-8960 (option 3) and leave a name, contact information, and the best time to reach out Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or fill out the form on the Just Harvest website.

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