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SNAP benefits, income limits increase for 2023-24

The income limits and maximum benefit amounts have increased for SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services announced Wednesday.

The state adjustments reflect changes made at the national level by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Maximum income limits are now as follows:

Household sizeMaximum income
2   $3,288
10   $10,144
Each add’l member  +$858

Maximum SNAP benefits:

Household sizeMaximum benefit
10 $2,189
Each add’l member   $219

The new guidelines apply to the 2023-24 federal fiscal year, which began Oct. 1 and continues through Sept. 30, 2024.

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“I strongly encourage anyone who may need food assistance to apply for SNAP,” DHS Secretary Dr. Val Arkoosh said in a statement.

In 2022, Pennsylvania raised the income limit for SNAP to 200% of the federal poverty level. That made more than 420,000 Pennsylvanians newly eligible for assistance. In all, more than 1.9 million state residents receive SNAP.