Guide for 2024 SNAP EBT Payment Schedule in Pennsylvania

SNAP benefits are deposited onto your EBT card monthly, typically on the same day of every month. You can use your EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) card just like a debit card to buy SNAP-eligible food items. Most grocery stores and many retailers and convenience stores accept SNAP EBT benefits.

SNAP benefit amounts are based on a household's net income, which is total income minus some deductions for categories such as rent, utilities, and dependent care expenses. It can be difficult to calculate your benefit amount without a calculator, and benefits can vary by state, so you can use our SNAP Benefits Calculator can give you a dollar estimate. If you already receive SNAP, you can see how your benefit might change if your income or expenses change.

This information was collected from USDA and state SNAP/WIC resources but is not official. This website is not affiliated with any government organization or SNAP/WIC program.

When are SNAP Payments Issued in Pennsylvania?

The following information is from the official source, USDA.gov
From USDA (may be edited for clarity)
Benefits are made available over the first 10 business days of the month (excludes weekends and holidays), based on the last digit of the 7-digit case record number. Counties may have one, two, or ten payment-day cycles, see list below for each county.


Adams
• Payment is made the 5th business day of the month for all digits.

Allegheny
• 1st business day of the month for digit 1
• 2nd business day of the month for digit 2
• 3rd business day of the month for digit 3
• 4th business day of the month for digit 4
• 5th business day of the month for digit 5
• 6th business day of the month for digit 6
• 7th business day of the month for digit 7
• 8th business day of the month for digit 8
• 9th business day of the month for digit 9
• 10th business day of the month for digit 0

Armstrong
• 4th business day of the month for all digits.

Beaver
• 3rd business day of the month for all digits.

Bedford
• 2nd business day of the month for all digits

Berks
• 4th business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
• 9th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.

Blair
• 1st business day of the month for digit 1.
• 2nd business day of the month for digit 2.
• 3rd business day of the month for digit 3.
• 4th business day of the month for digit 4.
• 5th business day of the month for digit 5.
• 6th business day of the month for digit 6.
• 7th business day of the month for digit 7.
• 8th business day of the month for digit 8.
• 9th business day of the month for digit 9.
• 10th business day of the month for digit 0.

Bradford
• 8th business day of the month for all digits

Bucks
• 1st business day of the month for digit 1.
• 2nd business day of the month for digit 2.
• 3rd business day of the month for digit 3.
• 4th business day of the month for digit 4.
• 5th business day of the month for digit 5.
• 6th business day of the month for digit 6.
• 7th business day of the month for digit 7.
• 8th business day of the month for digit 8.
• 9th business day of the month for digit 9.
• 10th business day of the month for digit 0.

Butler
• 2nd business day of the month for all digits.

Cambria
• 1st business day of the month for digit 1.
• 2nd business day of the month for digit 2.
• 3rd business day of the month for digit 3.
• 4th business day of the month for digit 4.
• 5th business day of the month for digit 5.
• 6th business day of the month for digit 6.
• 7th business day of the month for digit 7.
• 8th business day of the month for digit 8.
• 9th business day of the month for digit 9.
• 10th business day of the month for digit 0.

Cameron
• 7th business day of the month for all digits.

Carbon
• 3rd business day of the month for all digits.

Centre
• 5th business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
• 7th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.

Chester
• 1st business day of the month for digit 1.
• 2nd business day of the month for digit 2.
• 3rd business day of the month for digit 3.
• 4th business day of the month for digit 4.
• 5th business day of the month for digit 5.
• 6th business day of the month for digit 6.
• 7th business day of the month for digit 7.
• 8th business day of the month for digit 8.
• 9th business day of the month for digit 9.
• 10th business day of the month for digit 0.

Clarion
• 5th business day of the month for all digits.

Clearfield
• 6th business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
• 10th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.

Clinton
• 4th business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
• 9th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.

Columbia
• 3rd business day of the month for all digits

Crawford
• 8th business day of the month for all digits

Cumberland
• 1st business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
• 7th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.

Dauphin
• 1st business day of the month for digit 1.
• 2nd business day of the month for digit 2.
• 3rd business day of the month for digit 3.
• 4th business day of the month for digit 4.
• 5th business day of the month for digit 5.
• 6th business day of the month for digit 6.
• 7th business day of the month for digit 7.
• 8th business day of the month for digit 8.
• 9th business day of the month for digit 9.
• 10th business day of the month for digit 0.

Delaware
• 1st business day of the month for digit 1
• 2nd business day of the month for digit 2
• 3rd business day of the month for digit 3
• 4th business day of the month for digit 4
• 5th business day of the month for digit 5
• 6th business day of the month for digit 6
• 7th business day of the month for digit 7
• 8th business day of the month for digit 8
• 9th business day of the month for digit 9
• 10th business day of the month or digit 0

Elk
• 4th business day of the month for all digits.

Erie
• 1st business day of the month for digit 1.
• 2nd business day of the month for digit 2.
• 3rd business day of the month for digit 3.
• 4th business day of the month for digit 4.
• 5th business day of the month for digit 5.
• 6th business day of the month for digit 6.
• 7th business day of the month for digit 7.
• 8th business day of the month for digit 8.
• 9th business day of the month for digit 9.
• 10th business day of the month for digit 0.

Fayette
• 1st business day of the month for digit 1.
• 2nd business day of the month for digit 2.
• 3rd business day of the month for digit 3.
• 4th business day of the month for digit 4.
• 5th business day of the month for digit 5.
• 6th business day of the month for digit 6.
• 7th business day of the month for digit 7.
• 8th business day of the month for digit 8.
• 9th business day of the month for digit 9.
• 10th business day of the month for digit 0.

Forest
• 8th business day of the month for all digits.

Franklin
• 1st business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
• 7th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.

Fulton
• 4th business day of the month for all digits.

Greene
• 2nd business day of the month for all digits.

Huntingdon
• 6th business day of the month for all digits.

Indiana
• 10th business day of the month for all digits.

Jefferson
• 6th business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
• 10th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.

Juniata
• 4th business day of the month for all digits.

Lackawanna
• 1st business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
• 7th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.

Lancaster
• 1st business day of the month for digit 1
• 2nd business day of the month for digit 2
• 3rd business day of the month for digit 3
• 4th business day of the month for digit 4
• 5th business day of the month for digit 5
• 6th business day of the month for digit 6
• 7th business day of the month for digit 7
• 8th business day of the month for digit 8
• 9th business day of the month for digit 9
• 10th business day of the month for digit 0

Lawrence
• 4th business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
• 9th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.

Lebanon
• 6th business day of the month for all digits

Lehigh
• 1st business day of the month for digit 1.
• 2nd business day of the month for digit 2.
• 3rd business day of the month for digit 3.
• 4th business day of the month for digit 4.
• 5th business day of the month for digit 5.
• 6th business day of the month for digit 6.
• 7th business day of the month for digit 7.
• 8th business day of the month for digit 8.
• 9th business day of the month for digit 9.
• 10th business day of the month for digit 0.

Luzerne
• 6th business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
• 10th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.

Lycoming
• 4th business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
• 9th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.

Mckean
• 6th business day of the month for all digits.

Mercer
• 1st business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
• 7th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.

Mifflin
• 5th business day of the month for all digits.

Monroe
• 4th business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
• 9th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.

Montgomery
• 1st business day of the month for digit 1
• 2nd business day of the month for digit 2
• 3rd business day of the month for digit 3
• 4th business day of the month for digit 4
• 5th business day of the month for digit 5
• 6th business day of the month for digit 6
• 7th business day of the month for digit 7
• 8th business day of the month for digit 8
• 9th business day of the month for digit 9
• 10th business day of the month for digit 0

Montour
• 7th business day of the month for all digits

Northampton
• 1st business day of the month for digit 1.
• 2nd business day of the month for digit 2.
• 3rd business day of the month for digit 3.
• 4th business day of the month for digit 4.
• 5th business day of the month for digit 5.
• 6th business day of the month for digit 6.
• 7th business day of the month for digit 7.
• 8th business day of the month for digit 8.
• 9th business day of the month for digit 9.
• 10th business day of the month for digit 0.

Northumberland
• 9th business day of the month for all digits.

Perry
• 4th business day of the month for all digits.

Philadelphia
• 1st business day of the month for digit 1.
• 2nd business day of the month for digit 2.
• 3rd business day of the month for digit 3.
• 4th business day of the month for digit 4.
• 5th business day of the month for digit 5.
• 6th business day of the month for digit 6.
• 7th business day of the month for digit 7.
• 8th business day of the month for digit 8.
• 9th business day of the month for digit 9.
• 10th business day of the month for digit 0.

Pike
• 6th business day of the month for all digits.

Potter
• 3rd business day of the month for all digits.

Schuylkill
• 1st business day of the month for digit 1
• 2nd business day of the month for digit 2
• 3rd business day of the month for digit 3
• 4th business day of the month for digit 4
• 5th business day of the month for digit 5
• 6th business day of the month for digit 6
• 7th business day of the month for digit 7
• 8th business day of the month for digit 8
• 9th business day of the month for digit 9
• 10th business day of the month for digit 0

Snyder
• 3rd business day of the month for all digits.

Somerset
• 9th business day of the month for all digits.

Sullivan
• 7th business day of the month for all digits

Susquehanna
• 9th business day of the month for all digits.

Tioga
• 2nd business day of the month for all digits.

Union
• 8th business day of the month for all digits.

Venango
• 4th business day of the month for all digits.

Warren
• 2nd business day of the month for all digits

Washington
• 5th business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
• 7th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.

Wayne
• 9th business day of the month for all digits.

Westmoreland
• 6th business day of the month for digits 1,2,3,4 and 5.
• 8th business day of the month for digits 6,7,8,9 and 0.

Wyoming
• 8th business day of the month for all digits

York
• 1st business day of the month for digit 1.
• 2nd business day of the month for digit 2.
• 3rd business day of the month for digit 3.
• 4th business day of the month for digit 4.
• 5th business day of the month for digit 5.
• 6th business day of the month for digit 6.
• 7th business day of the month for digit 7.
• 8th business day of the month for digit 8.
• 9th business day of the month for digit 9.
• 10th business day of the month for digit 0.
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What is the Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount in Pennsylvania?

Maximimum SNAP benefit amounts are based on your household size.

  • 1 person
    $291 / month
  • 2 people
    $535 / month
  • 3 people
    $766 / month
  • 4 people
    $973 / month
  • 5 people
    $1155 / month
  • 6 people
    $1386 / month
  • 7 people
    $1532 / month
  • Each additional person
    +$429 / month

What is the Minimum SNAP Benefit Amount in Pennsylvania?

The mimimum benefit for households of one or two people is $23. For larger households, there is no "official" minimum benefit.

What is the Average Benefit Amount in Pennsylvania?

The average federal SNAP benefit amount in Pennsylvania is about $177 per person or $328 per household. Benefits are based on a household's income, expenses, and how many people are in the household, so SNAP / food stamp benefit amounts may vary from household to household.
Data from Feburary 2024.
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