July 18, 2022

SNAP Emergency Allotment Approved Through October 2022

Pennsylvania Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will continue to get an extra monthly emergency payment through October 2022.

(This article was updated on July 15, 2022 to reflect a new extension date)


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

On July 15, 2022, the Biden administration extended the federal emergency declaration due to the pandemic for an additional 90 days; therefore, the SNAP emergency allotment payments will continue through October – due to an automatic extra month provided by the program rules.


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/$250
  • 2/$430
  • 3/$658
  • 4/$835
  • 5/$992
  • 6/$1,190
  • 7/$1,316
  • 8/$1,504
  • Each additional member/$188


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.