January 20, 2023

SNAP Emergency Allotment Ending After February 2023

Pennsylvania Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will continue to get an extra monthly emergency payment through February 2023.

(This article was updated on January 20, 2022 to reflect the ending date of the emergency allotment).


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SNAP recipients have been receiving extra monthly emergency allotments since April 2020.

On December 23, 2022 Congress passed budget legislation that – among many other things – will end SNAP Emergency Allotments in February 2023.


The extra payment will bring households that are only eligible for a partial benefit up to the maximum benefit amount for their household size. Households that are already eligible for the maximum benefit amount will receive an extra $95 per month. Households that are close to the maximum (less than $95 away) will be guaranteed emergency allotments of $95 per household.

Household Size/Maximum Benefit

  • 1/$281

  • 2/$516

  • 3/$740

  • 4/$939

  • 5/$1,116

  • 6/$1,339

  • 7/$1,480

  • 8/$1,691

  • Each additional member/$211


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.

Details about the SNAP Emergency Allotment are available on the Just Harvest website.