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Temporary SNAP Expansion

The Wolf Administration has announced an expansion to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). We heard details from State Officials Monday afternoon.

In a Press Briefing regarding the temporary policy change in the Commonwealth Monday, SNAP will now cover certain Students that would qualify financially by family income, but wouldn’t qualify due to being a Student. Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, College Students who are eligible for a State or Federal work study program, or Students who have an estimated family contribution of zero dollars on their Federal Student Aid Determination, are now eligible for SNAP.

PA Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller says this plan is built to last through the end of the Pandemic. Secretary Miller says global crisis or not, eating during a work or school day is absolutely necessary to success. While there is no firm timetable for these expanded criteria to end, Miller said there is a chance permanent revisions to include these Students may be made after the Pandemic.

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