EBT and Food Stamp Dates for Pennsylvania in 2017

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EBT and Food Stamp Schedule for Pennsylvania in 2017

The EBT and food stamp schedule for Pennsylvania in 2017 is as follows:

January 1st-7th: EBT and food stamps will be available on January 1st, 2017.

8th-14th: EBT and food stamps will be available on January 8th, 2017.

15th-21st: EBT and food stamps will be available on January 15th, 2017.

22nd-28th: EBT and food stamps will be available on January 22nd, 2017.

EBT and Food Stamp Schedule for Other States in 2017

EBT and food stamp dates vary by state.

In Pennsylvania, EBT and food stamp benefits are distributed on the following schedule in 2017:

-January: 2nd, 16th
-February: 1st, 15th
-March: 1st, 15th
-April: 3rd, 17th
-May: 1st, 15th
-June: 5th, 19th
-July: 3rd, 17th
-August: 7th, 21st
-September: 5th, 19th
-October: 2nd, 16th
-November: 6th, 20th
-December: 4th, 18th

EBT and Food Stamp Schedule for Pennsylvania in 2018

Below is the EBT and food stamp schedule for Pennsylvania in 2018. Please note that this schedule is subject to change, so please check back often for updates.

January 1 – EBT and food stamp benefits are available
February 1 – EBT and food stamp benefits are available
March 1 – EBT and food stamp benefits are available
April 1 – EBT and food stamp benefits are available
May 1 – EBT and food stamp benefits are available
June 1 – EBT and food stamp benefits are available
July 1 – EBT and food stamp benefits are available
August 1 – EBT and food stamp benefits are available
September 1 – EBT and food stamp benefits are available
October 1 – EBT and food stamp benefits are available
November 1-30: Thanksgiving Break, no EBT or food stamps issued
December 1-31: Winter Break, no EBT or food stamps issued

EBT and Food Stamp Schedule for Other States in 2018

EBT and food stamp dates can vary by state. To find out when benefits will be disbursed in your state, you can check with your local EBT or food stamp office, or visit the website for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service.

The USDA provides a schedule of EBT and food stamp dates for each state on its website. The schedule is updated annually. For the 2018 schedule, you can visit https://www.fns.usda.gov/ebt/ebt-dates-pa

How to Use EBT and Food Stamps

EBT and food stamp dates for Pennsylvania in 2017 can be confusing. Here is a quick guide on how to use them.

If you are an EBT or food stamp recipient in Pennsylvania, you will need to know the following information in order to correctly use your benefits. First, you need to know the name of your county and your case number. Your case number can be found on your EBT card.

Next, you need to know the first day of the month that you will receive your benefits. For example, if your case number is PA-12345, and the first day of the month is October 1st, then you will receive your benefits on October 1st.

You can find a list of all the counties in Pennsylvania and their corresponding case numbers here:

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If you have any questions about using your EBT or food stamp benefits, please call the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services at 1-800- 692-7462.

How to Apply for EBT and Food Stamps

To apply for EBT and food stamps in Pennsylvania, you can submit an online application through the state’s COMPASS website. You can also print out an application and submit it by mail or in person at your local county assistance office.

If you are eligible for food stamps, you will be issued an EBT card, which you can use to purchase food at participating stores. You will also be able to use your EBT card to withdraw cash from ATMs.

In order to qualify for EBT and food stamps, you must meet certain income guidelines. For a family of four, the maximum monthly income is $2,177 (as of 2017). If you have any questions about the application process or income guidelines, you can contact your local county assistance office.

What Can You Buy with EBT and Food Stamps?

In Pennsylvania, you can use your EBT card to buy food at any grocery store or other retailer that accepts SNAP. You can also use your EBT card to buy food online through select retailers.

Some examples of items that you can purchase with your EBT card include:
-fresh fruits and vegetables;
-meat, poultry, and fish;
-dairy products;
-breads and cereals;
-non-alcoholic beverages;
-seeds and plants that produce food for the household to eat.

EBT and Food Stamp Eligibility

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, as of December 1st, 2017, the following groups are eligible for EBT and food stamp benefits:
-Families with children under 18
-Pregnant women
-Disabled individuals
– Elderly individuals
If your household does not include any of the above members, you may still be eligible if your income is at or below 130% of the federal poverty level. For a family of four, this would be an annual income of $32,630 or less.

EBT and Food Stamp Fraud

EBT and food stamp fraud is a serious issue in Pennsylvania. In 2017, there were cases of people using EBT cards to purchase food items that were then sold on the black market. This type of fraud costs taxpayers millions of dollars each year. If you are convicted of EBT or food stamp fraud, you could face prison time and significant fines.

EBT and Food Stamp Resources

There are a variety of resources available to help you keep track of EBT and food stamp dates in Pennsylvania.Here are a few to get you started:

-The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services website offers a helpful tool for finding out when your EBT benefits will be deposited.
-If you need assistance with food, the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank can help connect you with resources in your area.
-The PA Council of Churches also has a number of programs that can help with food assistance, among other things.

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